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Natsubi Construction
Hokkaido

A beautiful day Saturday in Hirafu but still some of us have to work !

This is going to be a really nice place - 3 stories concrete foundation with 2 wodden floors - this was taken from the third floor. Was originally planning on shooting this place before the floors wer put in so i could shoot just the structure but i missed my chance ...these guys work quickly. 

Was a kind of tricky to shoot as the crane was moving quickly hoisting wood up to the guys on top. Didn't have the courage to climb up higher on the scaffolding to shoot but might get the chance again in the next few days.

Copyright: Glen Claydon
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Uploaded: 12/06/2010
Updated: 18/09/2014
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Tags: hokkaido; niseko; hirafu; construction; yotei; japan
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