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Eerie echoes of Moria’s halls in Tokyo’s G-Can Project

November 8, 2011 at 8:38 am by Demosthenes  - 

The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, also known as the G-Cans Project or the “Underground Temple,” is a subterranean infrastructure that protects Tokyo against floodwaters during rain and typhoon seasons.

The massive structure consists of concrete silos, water tanks and pillars connected to a number of pumps that pump up to 200 tons of water into the Edogawa River per second. Ringer Peter dropped us a line about how one of the enormous collection chambers is also eerily like Moria’s many-pillared Second Hall.

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2 responses to “Eerie echoes of Moria’s halls in Tokyo’s G-Can Project”

  1. Martin says:

    This is an amazing location to visit! I actually made exactly the same connection (to Moria) when I first saw it and made a blog post about it at Fire Broadside. This post of yours actually reminded me to post my own pictures from when I visited the storm drains with my friends. 
    If you’re interested they can be found here:

    And since this is about Lord of the Rings, I might as well toot my own horn a bit more and mention my recent review of the new roleplaying game The One Ring:


  2. Michelle says:

    PJ could have saved money building a set in NZ!

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