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Whole Aspects of Inubosaki Lighthouse
@ Most Japanese people are attached to Inubosaki.
In Japanese we say eInubosaki-todaiCf it's oficial name is Inubosaki
nautical mark Cwhich office belongs to the headquarters of the third division
of the Maritime Safety Agency. It is a lighthouse in active service that
sees and defends a maritime safety with a 24 hour watching system.
Inubosaki Lighthouse was built in 1874 with the help of a foreign engineer
named Brunton. Some disagreement arose between Brunton and Japanese engineer
Takamasa Nakazawa, over the bricks to be used in the construction. Finally
they decided to use Japanese made bricks wiyh foreign engineering. This
was a common problem during the Maiji reconstruction. And in fact, Brunton
went on to help build the telegraphic servicein Japan. It is interesting
to note the reason for it's construction. On
June 25, 1866, Japan signed the Tariff Convention between Japan, France,
Great Britain, the Netherlands and United States of America.
stated that gThe Government of Japan will provide all the Ports open
to Foreign trade with such lights, buoys or beacons to render secure the
navigation of approaches to the said Ports . h
The construction of the Inubosaki Lighthouse was symbolic of Japan's entrance
to the global marcketplace, it's modernization, and it's internationalization.
It has withstood the Kanto Earthquake disaster and Second World War. And
now it stands as a popular sightseeing destination for day-tripping Tokyoites
and other tourists. Because of Inubosaki's unique location at the furthest
eastern point of Japan, many people come on January first to witness the
first glimpse of the sunrising to begin the new year.f
of Inubousaki Lighthouse
Siren of Lighthouse(Au 61KB).
gThe Father of Japanease
Lighthouseh@R. H Brunton
The UOth 1QOth@Anniversary
- @This is a memorial film when Choshi had just municipalized
in 1933, it well recorded citizen's life, town streets and industries at
that time. It finishes with a scene of many geisya women dancing etairyo-busi
fin the square showing@the Lighthouse in the background.
- @It was 60th anniversary for Inubosaki Lighthouse
in 1935, right after municipaliztion, Chosi-city flourished. Choshi citizens
celebrated the 60th anniversary on a 6,852 yen budget. The Lighthouse decorated
five colored malls and the flags of all nations, Every home and shop lit
paper lanterns. and for three days Choshi-city held the Lighthouse festival.l@
- During the 120th anniversary year in 1994, marching
band played music and there was a rescue demonstration, as well as, special
presents from abroad. Today three plaques mark the 60th , 100th and 120th
Light of Bruntonh(japanese)
Roca friendship monument
- @The Process of a major repair was recorded by Mr.S
Kosikawa, an architect, who lives in Choshi. This film is very interesting.
Inubousaki Lighthouse etc.
Inubosaki Lighthouse in the words of school songs
@There are 22 elementary and junior-high schools, 2 municipal
senior high schools, 3 prefectural senior high schools. The school songs
of five schools have eInubosakifin the words. It's very interested that
2 schools near Inubosaki have not .
Ever Lasting Light
- @ It's a reprinted speech through the courtesy of
Mr.T Takeuti, that was made by him at a senior high school Engish speech
contest in Choshi-Kaisou area. It's a secret story for the Scotch civil
engineer, R.H.Brunton, who had made Inubosaki Lighthouse.
Design & Goods in Choshi
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