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As in any island state, in Japan great attention is paid to water. Moreover, without water it is impossible to grow rice and prepare your favorite national drinks - tea and sake.

Japan is washed by three seas, there are two internal ones. Due to the abundance of sea water, there are many dishes in Japanese cuisine. from seafood. There is also enough fresh water in the country. In Shiga Prefecture the largest lake Biwa is located, it is very picturesque. The largest river in Japan is the Shinanogawa River, located in Niigata Prefecture. It is this the river played a role in the fact that the prefecture was called"Japan's rice cup". The tributaries of Niigata allow flourish in these areas of rice cultivation.

Ancient city of Kyoto famous for the Kamo River flowing in it. The river was believed to have a magical a force that can make any woman beautiful. It's not for nothing that beauty glorified the inhabitants of Kyoto. But there is another feature that is related with the river. Scientists have found that the water from the river has in its composition substances that act on fabric as a color developer and fixer. In our time, dyers also continue to use the properties of water, rinsing colorful fabrics in the waters of the river for kimono.

Sinanogawa River

In Japan, there "List of one hundred famous waters" -"Meisuhyaku". Previously considered the cleanest source located in the park of the city of Kyoto near the famous Silver Pavilion. But residents other regions, which also had useful water bodies, demanded the establishment justice. In 1985, a list of useful sources of Japan was compiled, which can be adjusted depending on periodically conducted votes across the country.

Thanks to the hot a lucrative business is booming in Japan. For example, near the onsen - hot waters, which contain many different chemicals, have long built resort complexes and many baths. At the resorts it is mandatory there are pools with hot water and one with cold water. Outdoor pools are called rotenburo. Everyone has the opportunity to visit the jacuzzi and sauna. Onsen vouchers are handled by resort agencies. Many people prefer this kind of rest, since the water in the onsen has useful and healing properties. Some sources even drink it.


Additional source income are mineral waters. A wide range of assortment of mineral and fresh waters. The Japanese appreciate these waters very much and sometimes they even take her on a trip abroad. Popular in Japan imported water, due to its hardness and a large amount of mineral elements, calcium and magnesium. Tap water with a pleasant taste is also popular, bottled and pre-cleaned. Water treatment plants equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to compete in the drinking market water.

Companies involved in production of drinks in Japan, buy the rights to domestic sale of imported mineral water, expanding the distribution area. Japanese mineral water soft has a limited amount of calcium and magnesium, so imported water with a large number of trace elements, is in demand among women who choose water to maintain their beauty. Water containing calcium and magnesium helps to keep track of your weight.


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Author: Kelly Costine