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We have to bring our umbrellas every day because it is the rainy season in Japan.

After a rain, I had a chance to walk along rain-swollen Kamo river.

In the middle of Kyoto, Kamo River had flooded and damaged the city so often. So one of the most powerful Ruler in Japanese history, Grand Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127-1192) said that "Kamo River, dice and monk warriors. These are only things that don't obey our orders"

The latest major flood disaster by Kamo River was in 1935. After it, flood-control works were completed in 1947. A step in the river in this picture is a part of these flood control facilities.

At the middle of the city of 1.4 million population, these flood control facilities provide good fishing spots to birds. This penguin-like bird is a night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) who was waiting for an unlucky fish.

Kamo River, Kyoto City.

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