Ishii lock

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The Ishii lock (石井閘門?), begun in 1878 and completed in 1880, is a lock on the canal beside the Kitakami River in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Designed by Dutch engineer Cornelis Johannes van Doorn, who was a foreign advisor to the Meiji government, it is the earliest example of such a facility in Japan. In 2002, it was designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.[1]

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Coordinates: 38°26′48″N 141°17′28″E / 38.44667°N 141.29111°E / 38.44667; 141.29111