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Curry and rice imitating Kouchigawa Dam



Finally, the rainy season was over, so I went to the Kouchigawa Dam to take a video with a camera and a drone.


The Kouchigawa Dam was completed only just this year near Kumagawa-juku in Wakasa Town, Fukui Prefecture. While the main facilities of the dam itself have been completed, other facilities around it, such as the place located just below the dam body to see the downstream, are still under construction. So the sound of heavy machineries was echoing with the sound of the water and buzz of cicadas.


I got an interest in a banner saying "Kouchigawa Dam Curry", which I found while shooting, and I ate it at the hotel "Refreste Yamabiko" located by the dam lake.


In Japanese restaurants, it has become popular to serve curry and rice that imitates a dam for more than 10 years, which is called "dam curry". According to the website of the Japan Dam Curry Association, this Kouchigawa Dam Curry was made as its 176th.


This curry is characterized by not only spices but also by a herbal flavor. A lot of home grown watercress are used. I thought green curry was a good idea for dam curry.


Full view of the Kouchigawa Dam Curry


Brand new dam body of the Kouchigawa Dam


Kumagawa-juku's character "Kumakawa-san" mimicked "Attack on Titan". It's the manhole cover at the top of the dam.


The banner of the Kouchigawa Dam Curry. The hotel "Refreste Yamabiko" is seen behind.