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Hagashida No.1 Blast Furnace
Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace used to stand next to the area now
occupied by Space World and 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.