Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace
Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace was where Japan’s steel industry began in 1901.
It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry and was used until 1972,
and has been preserved just as it was.
The big signboard at the top of the Blast Furnace displaying “1901” indicates the year in which
the Blast Furnace commenced operation.
Equipment and tools which were actually used are exhibited in the square, and you can see
the iron-making process from the raw material （ore and coke）to production of pig iron.
Name Plate indicated blow in year Blast Furnace Proper Hot Stove and Stack
Dust Chatcher & Cast house Torped Car Converter
Cast house floor Tap hole Tapping activity
Bustle main and Goose neck Tuyere Shaft shell
Inside of Furnace after blow-off Valves of Hot Stove Bustle main brick waork
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