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[Movie] Harvesting ice for summer

The Yomiuri ShimbunLarge plates of ice are cut into pieces by chainsaws on Friday at the Rokko-Shidare Observatory on top of Mt. Rokko in Kobe in temperatures below minus 1 C. The 7.5-centimeter-thick ice plates are made from rainwater collected in ice-making ponds around the observatory. The pieces of ice are brought into a storage area inside the observatory. During the summer, the preserved ice will be used to cool the observatory facility. [Released on Jan. 4, 2017]

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