Anaguma's photos with the Minamata

Variegated bamboo at the Bamboo Gardens, Minamata 水俣 熊本

Variegated bamboo at the Bamboo Gardens, Minamata 水俣 熊本
Between the Minamata Disease Museum and the Minamata Miti-no-eki is the bamboo garden, with many species from around the world.
Added on February  1, 2012

Minamata Memorial 水俣

Minamata Memorial 水俣
At night, a light from underneath illuminates each of the chrome spheres which represent the souls of those poisoned by the methyl mercury that got into the bay.
Added on September 10, 2010

Minamata Bamboo Garden 竹林園花菖蒲 水俣

Minamata Bamboo Garden 竹林園花菖蒲 水俣
The stream with water at the garden.
Added on September 10, 2010

Minamata Bamboo Garden 竹林園花菖蒲 水俣

Minamata Bamboo Garden 竹林園花菖蒲 水俣
Irises around the stream.
Added on September 10, 2010

Chisso Company, Minamata 水俣

Chisso Company, Minamata 水俣
An old section of the infamous company. I took a doctor from Kumamoto City to Minamata and he had never even heard about the pollution or Chisso. After going through the museum and memorial, he wondered why the company didn't change its name.
Chisso = チ…
Added on September 10, 2010

Minamata Bamboo Garden Gokiburi Cockroach 水俣

Minamata Bamboo Garden Gokiburi Cockroach 水俣
An interesting outdoor cockroach of some variety who came out during the rain break.
Added on September 10, 2010

Minamata Bamboo Garden Flower 水俣

Minamata Bamboo Garden Flower 水俣
Some sort of flowering plant in the bamboo garden. Most of the flowers in June were irises and hydrangea, about the only 2 I know.
Added on September 10, 2010

Irises, Minamata Bamboo Garden 竹林園花菖蒲 水俣

Irises, Minamata Bamboo Garden 竹林園花菖蒲 水俣
Irises in bloom along a dry stream in the bamboo garden across from the new Miti-no-Eki on the south side of Minamata. The stream was dry as the water was being diverted to rice paddy.
Added on September 10, 2010

Matcha Drink at Joyfull, Minamata 水俣

Matcha Drink at Joyfull, Minamata 水俣
I spotted this bright green drink as someone was taking one from the drink bar and knew I had to try it. Once found, it came in cold and hot varieties so I tried the cold. It came out hot with an attempt to be cold. It's actually pretty good. I got it…
Added on August  2, 2010

Pine tree in Minamata, Kumamoto 水俣 熊本

Pine tree in Minamata, Kumamoto 水俣 熊本
Outside the museum of methyl mercury poisoning.
Added on July 31, 2010

Raindrops on ajisai in the Minamata bamboo garden 熊本

Raindrops on ajisai in the Minamata bamboo garden 熊本
Next to the Chiso Chemical Co. is a nice bamboo garden (when there's water). Ajisai = hydrangea
Added on May 15, 2009

Yellow Flower in the Minamata Bamboo Garden 熊本

Yellow Flower in the Minamata Bamboo Garden 熊本
It looks like some hibiscus but it's yellow.
Added on November  7, 2008

Ajisai at the Minamata Bamboo Garden 熊本

Ajisai at the Minamata Bamboo Garden 熊本
Just along the road before the Minamata museum is a nice bamboo park planted in the shape of Japan, containing the varieties of bamboo found in Japan. Mixed in are ajisai (hydrangea) and ayame (iris). When the water flows it's best but sometimes it's al…
Added on August 19, 2008

Tsunagi Castle Site 熊本

Tsunagi Castle Site 熊本
All that's left of Tsunagi Castle is the rock foundation and a flag marking the spot. North of Minamata City in Tsunagi Town, Kumamoto. Presently, there's construction going on at the top where the original donjon was located. The castle dates from the…
Added on February 26, 2007

Minamata Bamboo 水俣 熊本

Minamata Bamboo 水俣 熊本
Some of the ground cover bamboo at the Minamata Bamboo Gardens next to the Chisso Chemical Plant.
Added on July 27, 2013