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World Heritage in Kitakyushu (北九州の世界遺産)

 

World Heritage in Kitakyushu  Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, are a 
grouping of historic sites that played an important part 
in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu and 
Meiji periods.
The sites were accepted at the 39th 
UNESCO World Heritage session in 2015.
The four sites of Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyushu 
area have been inscribed as Iron and Steel Industry.
The buildings of the Imperial Steel Works, Japan at Yawata 
Works 
are the surviving components of Asia’s first successful 
integrated iron and steel works: the State-run Imperial Steel
Works opened in 1901. 
It is located in the northernmost part 
of Fukuoka Prefecture, the north end of Kyushu, 8 km south 
of Hibiki-Nada Seashore close to the continent of China.  

Their present-day setting is still a working industrial landscape 
set in the southeastern section of Yawata Works which, for 
over a century, has consistently maintained a leading role 
in the Japanese steel industry

 

First Head Office of the Steel Works 

Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities.
It is an architectural fusion of Japanese and European 
design, a two story red brick building with bilateral 
symmetry and a central dome set in a Japanese 
tile roof.

 

Steel-framed repair workshops

Built in 1900. It was used for the fabrication and assembly of a
parts and the repair of machinery used at the Steel Works. 
It is the oldest existing steel-structured building in Japan and, 
more than 100 years later, is still a repair shop. The facility 
houses its original travelling crane and it is still in use for 
maintenance work.

 

Former Forge Shop

Built in 1900 using designs and steel products from the 
German steel manufacturer, the purpose of manufacturing 
forgings such as large scaled spanners, chisels, hammers 
and stands for machine mounting needed for the construction 
of the steelworks. 

 


 
Onga River Pumping Station
Built in 1910 on the east bank of the Onga River.
It served, and still serves, to deliver industrial water to 
Yawata via an 11.4 km pipeline. This supply is integral to 
the steel production process and was necessary to cope with 
the 1st phase expansion of the Imperial Steel Works.

 

 

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