Secret Floating Bridge

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At the deep end of Tokyo, there is a huge reservoir lake called OkTama (Okutama). And farther deep to the west of the lake, there is a floating bridge.

Once, there were small villages on both sides of the mountains. But about 70 years ago, the area was drowned to make a huge reservoir lake to provide drinking water for Tokyo people.

The two villages, though fortunately saved from being drown, lost contacts with each other. The mountains west of Tokyo are unbelievably steep, if not so high, and without bridges it is almost impossible to reach the village on the other side.

So, when the dam divided those villages, the authority made a temporal bridge by joining many rafts and keep them afloat with oil cans.

Since then, the floating bridge exists as it is, though the oil cans were replaced by plastic.

I made a nice soothing video. Enjoy!

作成者: ELICAMIWA

Elica Miwa A bilingual theatrist, i.e., the professional theatre artist: actor, director, writer, designer, translator. Creating stage shows and movies to entertain people in distress. Also teaches interactive communication, using actor training. Books British Style Acting Acting and Directing Shakespeare Translation IMPRO, by Keith Johnstone Classical Acting, by Malcolm Morrison + many plays in English into Japanese MA, University of London, UK BA, Keio University, Japan Trained at RADA as a special student from the Japanese government. President, IKI, Inc., USA Board Director, International Theatre Institute of UNESCO, Japanese Center President, NPO Lifestyle Network for Women, Japan 三輪えり花 英日バイリンガルのシアトリスト(舞台芸術の実践家)。 「遊び心で今日も満足!」を感じられる作品づくりをモットーに舞台作品や動画の脚本・演出・出演を行う。 ・世界の俳優訓練と演出法を編み込みながら遊び心で表現することを楽しむ「ライブインタラクション」を提唱。世界的グローバル大企業、世界で活躍する俳優・歌手・ダンサーらを抱えつつ、地域の文化発展や子供の語学教育にも力を注ぐ。 ・公益社団法人 国際演劇協会(ユネスコ傘下)日本センター理事 ・NPO法人 女性のための情報ネットワーク 代表理事 ・米法人 IKI, Inc. CEO & President. ・ACTURE Performing Art Promotion 代表 ・新国立劇場・東京芸術大学・国際基督教大学・明治大学等にて演技・表現指導の講師を歴任