The shade

Ross Hall

July 8, 2021
(Updated on June 19, 2021)

A structure on a beach in Kobe designed to offer shade

These structures are half-artwork, half-civic amenity. They offer shelter for those who find themselves down on the beach, and let’s be honest: the sun in Kobe can be quite intense.

Born in the UK in the early 70s, I’ve enjoyed a diverse and eclectic career. I spent time in IBM, survived the bust, got myself well known in Insurance, and lived through more digital transformation projects than is healthy. In late ’20, in the middle of a pandemic, I upped sticks and moved to Kobe, Japan with my wife.

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