A Modern Harbor Made with Imported Foreign Technology

Mikuni Jetty Port

Although Mikuni was an important port in the past, the fact that it was an estuary harbor meant that the accumulation of sediment posed threats such as flooding and insufficient water depth. It was at that point that two Dutch engineers, George Arnold Escher and Johannis de Rijke, introduced some of the advanced water management techniques favored in their country and built a training dike-cum- emergency dike with a length of 511 meters. This was one of the first modern harbor structures in Japan. The fact that the port is still referred to as “Escher Pier” is an ongoing mark of appreciation and respect for these Dutch engineers.

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  • Mikuni Jetty Port

    Sakai, Fukui Prefecture

    George Arnold Escher, Johannis de Rijke 

    1882

    Photo credit: Takuya Omura

  • Mikuni Jetty Port

    Sakai, Fukui Prefecture

    George Arnold Escher, Johannis de Rijke 

    1882

    Photo credit: Takuya Omura

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