Day: June 13, 2023

Feature Story Tokyo

Covering sewage with style

Walking through Tokyo, one can’t miss the sakura-adorned maintenance holes. Their intricate designs began adorning the streets in the 1950s but didn’t take off until the 1980s. Following the reconstruction post-World War II, Japan experienced great economic growth. During this time, industrial wastewater and sewerage works were not effectively regulated. This led to heavy pollution […]

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An ornate pagoda at Kiyomizudera Temple
2023 Daily Blog Posts

Good morning, Kyoto!

Day six of the SJMC Japan team’s trip found them at Kiyomizudera Temple, Yasaka Shrine and the geisha district of Gion.

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