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Heavy rain hits western Japan, flooding downtown Osaka

A man walks on a flooded road near Hankyu Railway Umeda Station in Kita Ward, Osaka, on Aug. 25. Photo courtesy of Tsunashiki-Tenjinja shrine)

Unstable atmospheric pressure caused by warm and humid winds flowing toward a rain front brought heavy rain to western Japan on Aug. 25, flooding extensive areas including the Umeda district of downtown Osaka, weather officials and police said.

The western Shimane Prefecture city of Masuda had record rainfall of 87 millimeters over an hour on Aug. 25, while Osaka's Chuo Ward saw a record 27.5 millimeters of rain over a 10-minute period on the morning of the same day.

The Hyogo Prefecture city of Nishinomiya, the Kumamoto Prefecture city of Aso and the Yamaguchi Prefecture city of Hagi saw 78, 77 and 76.5 millimeters of rain, respectively, for an hour. Osaka Airport in the Toyonaka area of Osaka Prefecture had 66 millimeters of rain per hour.

Data from a weather radar indicated that about 100 millimeters of rain fell near Tsuwano, Shimane Prefecture, over an hour period, prompting the local meteorological observatory to issue a warning for record-breaking heavy rain over a short-period in the region.

Services on the JR Sanko Line that connects Gotsu, Shimane Prefecture, and Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, have been suspended since a bridge was washed away near Inbara Station in Shimane Prefecture. There is no prospect that services on the line will be resumed in the foreseeable future.

In big cities in Osaka and Hyogo prefectures, houses, entertainment districts and underground passages around railway stations were flooded. The underground passageway of JR Settsu-Motoyama Station in Higashinada Ward, eastern Kobe, had floods 60 to 70 centimeters deep, and station workers carried some passengers on their shoulders.

Wide areas around Hankyu Railway Umeda Station in Kita Ward, Osaka, including shopping malls, were flooded, forcing many stores to temporarily close down.

The 58-year-old manager of a drugstore in the area, which was flooded above floor level, said, "I had never experienced such a massive flood before."

In Osaka Prefecture, 26 houses in Toyonaka, Suita, Osaka and other cities were flooded above floor level while 202 other structures were submerged below floor level, while more than 70 houses were flooded in the Hyogo Prefecture cities of Nishinomiya, Ashiya, Amagasaki and other areas, local government officials said.

A disaster-prevention expert pointed out that the capacity of drainage facilities at entertainment districts in urban areas, which can typically respond to heavy rain amounting to 50 to 60 millimeters per hour, is insufficient in countering torrential rains.

"The number of cases of localized torrential rain over a short period has been increasing. Even if shopping districts are equipped with draining systems, they cannot sufficiently drain water from torrential rain during a short period if the places are situated in lowland areas, occasionally causing a flood," said professor Keiichi Toda of Kyoto University.

August 26, 2013(Mainichi Japan)


Merci http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130826p2a00m0na010000c.html

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17 août 2013 6 17 /08 /août /2013 16:39



Titre : Contretype : la ville d'Osaka : [photographie de presse] / Agence Meurisse

Auteur : Agence de presse Meurisse. Agence photographique

Éditeur : diff. par l'Agence Meurisse (Paris)

Date d'édition : 1934

Type : image fixe,photographie

Langue : Français

Format : 1 photogr. nég. sur verre ; 13 x 18 cm (sup.) ou moins

Format : image/jpeg

Droits : domaine public

Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b9047208k

Identifiant : Numéro commercial : Meurisse 112879 A

Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, EI-13(2907)

Relation : Appartient à : [Recueil. Actualités 1933-10-14**1935-04-30. Agence Meurisse MEU 105550 A-5080 bis B]

Relation : http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb41595111g

Description : Ancien détenteur : Agence de presse Meurisse

Description : Référence bibliographique : Meurisse, 112879 A

Provenance : bnf.fr

Date de mise en ligne : 11/04/2011

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2 janvier 2013 3 02 /01 /janvier /2013 10:07

View PHaT PHOTO大阪マップ in a larger map

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2 janvier 2013 3 02 /01 /janvier /2013 09:54

Liste en grande partie inspirée du magazine Phat Photo 72, 11-12/2012 et complétée tant bien que se peut.

Toutes les suggestions sont les bienvenues.

Travail en cours pour exploiter la merveilleuse liste  写真家 (フォトグラファー、カメラマン)


(Here is a list of young photographers from Osaka)


Maya Akashika: http://akashikamaya.com/#/home

                   blog: http://akashikamaya.com/blog/

Angelo Di Genova: http://www.horizonsdujapon.com/

Arata Dodo: http://dodoarata.web.fc2.com/index.html

Takeshi Dodo: http://takeshidodo.com/index.html


Taijiu Fubuki: http://fubuki71.g-avi.com/index.html

Hideaki Hamada : http://hamadahideaki.com/





Hirokazu Hashimoto: http://www.hashimotohirokazu.com/

Kazumi Hayashi: http://kazumi-h.net/index.html

Ayumi Isayama: http://inapuddle.blog28.fc2.com/

Shunsuke Kano: http://kanoshunsuke.net/contents/top.htm 

Naohiro Kurashina : http://kurabou.net/index.html

Kaoru Kuwajima: http://www.digmeout.net/members_e/artist82.html

Arnaud Machizaud: www.alunomanizo.wordpress.com

Masashi Mihotani: http://mihotanimasashi.com/index.html

Hanako Miyake: http://www.hanakomiyake.com/

Hyogo Mugyuda: http://hyogom.com/pilephotos/ (pile of photographys)

Hiroshi Murakami: http://h-murakami.blogspot.jp/

Makiko Nawa: http://nawaphoto.com/

Hirohito Nomoto: http://hirohitonomoto.com/

Atsushi Ogawa: http://office606.org/

Seiko Oka: http://seikooka.com/index.html

Shinryo Saeki: http://www.saekishinryo.com/main.php

                     Blog: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/saekishinryo/ (irrégulièrement mis à jour)


Yusuke Sakai: http://yusuke-09-11.wix.com/yusuke-sakai-photo

Ryuta Sakurai : http://room815.net/main.htm

            Blog : http://d.hatena.ne.jp/RyutaSAKURAI/

Rik Sanchez: http://riksanchez.tumblr.com/

Kaeko Shabana: http://www.kaekoshabana.com/

Yuko Tada: http://tada-you.com/index.html

Tsuyoshi Taguchi: http://www.t-tgc.com/

Fubuki Taiju: http://fubukitaiju.com/

Noriko Takuma: http://ppp00.web.fc2.com/top.html

Naoya Tatsumi: http://www.naoyatatsumi.com/

Jean-Yves Terreault: http://www.terophoto.com/

                         Blog: http://terophoto.blogspot.jp/


Toshinori Uyama: http://toshinoriuyama.blogspot.jp/

Nozomi Yamashita: http://nozomiyamashita.com/index.html


  (Autres publications)



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1 janvier 2013 2 01 /01 /janvier /2013 13:40

Extrait de microcord:



The book’s about 30×21 cm; it’s unpaginated but about 18 mm thick. It consists of three parts: “Nishinari 1995–2001″, “Okinawa 2003″ and “Shinjuku, 2007–2011″. Nishinari is an impoverished central borough (“ward”) of Osaka, and in this part Tatsumi Naoya presents street portraits of people who I suppose are occasional day labourers or are destitute. Not all the portraits are complete successes but enough are.




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19 octobre 2012 5 19 /10 /octobre /2012 16:42



Photo de Horizons du Japon

Source: http://instagram.com/p/Q9XU-gGvC_/

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14 octobre 2012 7 14 /10 /octobre /2012 15:55



Source: Google Cultural Institute (on y verra d'autres photos d'Osaka en 1945)

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9 octobre 2012 2 09 /10 /octobre /2012 05:36





Beaucoup de belles photos d'Osaka sur le blog Urban Sky.

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