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Amakawa Sea Wall

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 26 September 2015 in Cityscape & Urban.

During the Meiji Period (1868-1912), these stone sea walls were built. The mortar used to hold them together is called Amakawa.

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Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

I like the composition. All the different layers.

26 Sep 2015 5:15am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Looks like a great deal of heavy labour was involved in this.

26 Sep 2015 6:07am

Martine from Brest, France

Jolie perspective.

26 Sep 2015 6:08am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France


26 Sep 2015 6:45am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very nice compo, tones and details

26 Sep 2015 7:03am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like framing of this photo. Nice colors also

26 Sep 2015 7:13am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup le cadrage!

26 Sep 2015 8:27am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great perspective and composition.

26 Sep 2015 10:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Thanks for the information. Very interesting.

26 Sep 2015 11:13am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, perspective, colors & lights!
Amazing textures!

26 Sep 2015 11:53am

Don from Spokane, United States

For the sea wall to stand up this well, it must be finished with mortar that is impervious to the salt water. To me its surprising to know is is this old.

26 Sep 2015 2:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles pierres quelle forme fantastique vue et image.

26 Sep 2015 3:16pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

The attraction of the stones !!

26 Sep 2015 4:34pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful details. I like this view point. Great shot. :)

27 Sep 2015 3:35am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Time was it hard.

27 Sep 2015 5:31am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial cet écroulement

27 Sep 2015 8:30am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yes, I agree with Don...The mortar looks almost "un-deteriorated" (if I may coin a word)...

27 Sep 2015 1:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely tones and textures

27 Sep 2015 5:45pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Lots of work

29 Sep 2015 2:15am