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Tokyo Rediscovers Long-Forgotten Waterways

Offbeat  (tags: waterways, Tokyo, tourism, canals, sludge-clogged, Nihonbashi, Edo Period, neglected, history )

- 3413 days ago -
The custodians of the grand canals in Venice and the colorful floating markets in Bangkok need not worry about their status just yet, but in Tokyo a group of citizens is convinced it can transform the city's sludge-clogged waterways into a magnet for


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pam w (139)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 9:13 am
Wonderful! I'd love to see this! Is there enough money to complete the renovation project?

DC B (269)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 12:30 pm
Now if we could just get the Japanese to stop killing the ocean's whales and dolphins.
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Naoko i (257)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 4:12 pm
@DC Thanks for an irrevalent comment. There are tens of other threads you can put your info and anger.
BTW, I'm against the Japanese whaling.

Philippa P (154)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 12:59 am
Thanks, interesting read.

patricia l (317)
Saturday March 20, 2010, 8:46 am
This is a wonderful project. Cleaning the canals and informing the people about their lost culture is a big step forward. It seems as though it is gaining in popularity. Maybe they will expand it.
Thanks for the very interesting article Naloko.
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