For the past few days, the Sakurada Moat (Sakuradabori in Japanese) of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo has had a barge floating in it loaded with all sorts of construction-related equipment.
|Sakurada Moat of the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, with Marunouchi district in background.|
|Information board for the Sakurada Moat repair work|
|Sakurada Moat of the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, with Hanzomon district in background.|
|Sakurada Moat of the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, with Hanzomon and Kojimachi districts in background.|
Sakuradamon Gate was also where a disaffected Korean nationalist tried to assassinate the Emperor on January 9 1932 by throwing a grenade at him.
Anyway - to return to the present - Sakuradamon Moat is currently a scene of great activity, as the photos show, complete with divers.
|Divers in Sakurada Moat, Imperial Palace, Tokyo, doing repair work on the stone walls of the moat.|
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