Shimizusawa Thermal Power Plant
Originally owned and operated by Hokutan, Hokkaido Colliery & Steamship Co, Shimizusawa Thermal Power Plant was built in 1926 and served as a power supply to the many surrounding coal mines in Shimizusawa and Yubari, producing 6000KW of energy output.
I’m pressed to find much information on Kuwashima Hospital. I know it closed at least seventeen years ago but given the difficulty of research here, I thought, this time, I’d focus on my experience.
Family School Fureai
The building, originally known as Asahi Elementary School, opened its doors in 1975 with the purpose of consolidating three other local schools (Teimi, Fukuzumi & Daini), which had experienced a sharp decline in the number of students.
Streetscapes of Yubari
In 1888, the city of Yubari was founded on Japans’ northernmost island, Hokkaido, in order to exploit the vast the coal reserves beneath the Sorachi Subprefecture.