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Metal Culture

  • The Port of Shimizu’s Iconic Telpher Crane [Shizuoka]

    The Port of Shimizu is considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful, along with the ports in Kobe and Nagasaki. With a view of Mount Fuji and ringed by the pine groves of Miho no Matsubara, this harbor is also famed as a leisure spot, featuring a shopping mall and manmade beach. One section of the harbor has an unusual steel structure called a telpher crane.
  • Iron water tank [Tomioka]

    The UN registered Tomioka Silk Mill as a World Heritage Site in 2014. Located in Gunma Prefecture north of Tokyo, this was Japan’s first silk factory, built in 1872 with technology from France during the fifth year of the Meiji Era. The mill contributed greatly to propelling Japan’s silk-manufacturing industry to world standards.
  • Yokosuka Works [Yokosuka]

    The Yokosuka Iron Works was the largest construction project in the final years of the Edo Period (1603–1868), and powered the modernization of Japan. Built 150 years ago, it incorporated a dockyard that now serves as part of a U.S. Navy base.