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 dot.com 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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