Cannon production furnace "Nirayama reverberatory furnace" which was registered as world heritage


Cannon production furnace "Nirayama reverberatory furnace" which was registered as world heritage

Nirayama reverberatory furnace which was registered as world heritage in July, 2015, and attracted topics. We introduce this up-and-coming industrial inheritance as tourist attraction of Izunokuni-city.

What is reverberatory furnace?

Guide is followed if we make a reservation. The time required is 20 minutes. Let's incline ear to guide with gesture gesture

We let you reflect heat inside and make high temperature state, and reverberatory furnace is furnace to dissolve metal in. Reverberatory furnace was prepared into each place for the late Tokugawa period period, but it was actually for place where cannon was made that Nirayama reverberatory furnace existed alone in the country.

We dissolve iron in dome-formed space in the inside and, in Nirayama reverberatory furnace, miss smoke from upper chimney. At the time when we had, artillery to produce was factory where **shooku, tanokishooku formed a line in the outskirts. Like this structure and technique, brick piled up held the key to success. Firebricks which could tolerate high heat as we dissolved iron were produced with clay of the Kawazu-cho production.

Why was it Nirayama?

Replica of 24 pounds of iron cannons. According to the record at the time, it is eight hours in diverting iron to mold. After having cooled, we spent 30th to make a hole in the gun barrel inside. After the production, it was carried to Daiba, Shinagawa

That originates in that chief administrator, Eiryu Egawa of Tokugawa shogunate government selected as leader of coastal defense was person who put base in Nirayama after Perry visit to a shore.

Eiryu Egawa was intellectual who learned gunnery before Perry visit to a shore and was engineer. We are known for artist who enjoys picture and poetry as person who further baked bread for the first time in Japan. Reverberatory furnace necessary for cannon casting was started construction of first in Shimoda-shi by such a British dragon.

Afterwards, we move place following Perry fleet sailor invasion case of 1854 near the Nirayama chief administrator place and reach in now. It is marine battery of Tokyo, Shinagawa called "ancient silver coin" that laid made cannon. This is origin of current "Odaiba".

We can enjoy both meal and shopping in adjacent "storehouse shop Narusawa"!

Compound facilities "storehouse shop Narusawa" adjacent to Nirayama reverberatory furnace. It produces craft beer at high quality spring in site, and, grilled restaurant "homura", souvenir building "reverberatory furnace product building sputum anything" is adjacent.

IZUPASS "storehouse shop Narusawa"

Facilities information

Nirayama reverberatory furnace (nirayamahansharo)

TEL : 055-949-3450
Address : 268, Naka, Izunokuni-shi
Time : Winter season 9:00-16:30 summer 9:00-17:00
Holiday : Every month third Wednesday (when Wednesday is holiday the next day)
Admission : 500 yen for adults, 50 yen for children (there is common admission ticket 700 yen with Egawa's house, too)
Parking lot : 150
Use of Wi-Fi : Possible
*Bus norurade ten minutes, Nirayama reverberatory furnace getting off is immediate from Izuhakone Railway Izu-Nagaoka Station in Nirayama reverberatory furnace circulation bus career ※It is service (please confirm service of summer vacation, winter vacation, spring vacation, GW period in Izunokuni-city formula HP) of Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, daily ride 300 yen in the master of bus noruraha in Nirayama reverberatory furnace circulation bus career
*History guide requires reservation and downloads application from Izunokuni-city HP

IZUPASS "Nirayama reverberatory furnace"