Japanese Sewer Underground Infrastructure

Japanese Sewer

On this Japanese site you find pictures of a hugh sewer.underground infrastructure to prevent floods in Saitama. Sadly I can’t read Japanese but I guess it’s in one of the largest cities in Japan.

According to Wikipedia:

The G-Cans project (首都圏外郭放水路 Shutoken Gaikaku Housui Ro or Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel) is an underground infrastructure mainly in Saitama, Japan built for preventing overflow of the city’s major waterways and rivers during rain and typhoon seasons.

Those pictures are quite amazing and remind me of an atmosphere created if you combined Blade Runner and THX 1138 with some orwellian pictures.

But it’s not a scary as the Tate Modern in London at night.

(Thanks to John for mentioning the real purpose of this large infrastructure.)

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3 Responses to “Japanese Sewer Underground Infrastructure”

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  2. john says:

    It’s not sewer system, its japanese megastructure to avoid floods in japan!
    Its called Edogawa River Project..

  3. (post author) Daniel Gattermann says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ll add a note to the post.


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