Hashino Iron Mining and Smelting Site (Hashino Koro Ato)1.4
The ruins of an iron smelting and blast furnace site in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, built by the Tokugawa shogunate with a help of an engineer Takato Oshima in 1859 and was handed over to the Nanbu Clan the next year. By 1894 all the furnaces were closed and the site fell into ruins. In 1955 the site was excavated and the ruins of three furnaces along with the water mill, the office facility, houses for workers and the shrine were found.
It has been recognized as the oldest western-style blast furnace in Japan, and designated as the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2015 as one of the Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining.
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