Transformation during the construction of Lake Biwa Canal 1: Introduction
This series of articles will cover the transition of routes and functions of Lake Biwa Canal (LBC) during the design and construction process and examine urban development along the LBC. The Lake Biwa Canal, utilizing the latest technology of Meiji Period, was constructed in the 19th century by absorbing water from the Lake Biwa. Its construction technology reflected the local Japanese culture at that time .
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