Ohitayama Tatara Iron Works

大板山たたら製鉄遺跡

The remains of an iron works which produced iron by melting the raw material ironsand, with the heat produced by burning charcoal. In a traditional Japanese method of making iron, a bellows was used to feed air to the ironsand and charcoal in the furnace. This method of ironmaking is known as “tatara”. Ohitayama Tatara Iron Works operated three times; from 1751 to 1764, 1812 to 1822 and 1855 to 1867.

 

Basic info

Phone
Address 257-5 Shibuki, Hagi
Open Open All Hours
Holiday No Holidays
Parking Free Parking
Website
Price No Charge
Access By car:
40 minutes from Higashi-Hagi Station
Remarks Ohitayama Tatara Museum (Ohitayama Tatara-kan) opens every
day from March through December
(Open Hour: 9:00am~5:00pm)