The Hagi Domain made efforts to introduce the reverberatory furnace, a smelting furnace necessary for casting iron cannons, as part of the reinforcement of coastal defenses. The ruins remaining today includes portion of the chimney, piled up with andesite to a height of 10.5m. As we can confirm that the reverberatory furnace operated temporarily in 1856 from the record of the Hagi Domain, the Hagi Reverberatory Furnace is considered to be constructed experimentally.
The ruins surviving today, which exist only in Nirayama (Shizuoka Pref.) and Hagi, are highly precious in the history of industrial technology in Japan.
|Address||4897-7 Chintou, Hagi|
|Open||Open All Hours|
|Access||5 minute walk from Hagi Sea Mart Stop,
on the Eastern Route with Hagi Junkan Ma-ru Bus