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Keiji Yokotani

Sumitomo Akabira Coal Mine

Akabira, Hokkaido, Japan

October 8, 2017

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Akabira city is located near the center of Hokkaido. The current population is about 10,000, but in mid 1950s it had around 60,000 lived that flourished with coal mines. The symbolic landmark of the city is "Vertical Shaft" of the former Simitomo Akabira Coal Mine.(1963-1994)



Asia / Japan

Lat: 43° 32' 53.498" N
Long: 142° 3' 22.597" E

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.


Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye @15mm, Nodal Ninja 4, SLIK 814 PRO tripod, PTGui Pro, PhotoShop, Pano2VR

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