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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 coketo 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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