A Dam Project Rooted in Strong Determination

Kawachi Reservoir

In the mountains of Kitakyushu, there is a reservoir that was built to provide industrial water for a steel works. The reservoir and related facilities were created with distinctive techniques in a painstaking manner, producing civil-engineering works that were visually integrated into the surrounding area. As Kawachi Reservoir was built in 1927 in order to meet the need for industrial water at the Imperial Steel Works that arose with the sudden demand for steel after World War I, visitors can sense the strong determination of Hisanori Numata, who oversaw the design and construction of the overall project.

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  • Kawachi Reservoir

    Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture

    Hisanori Numata 

    1927

    Photo Credit: Takuya Omura

  • Kawachi Reservoir

    Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture

    Hisanori Numata 

    1927

    Photo Credit: Takuya Omura