An archaeological site of a Tatara ironworks, the largest in the Hagi area, which supplied iron materials for nails, anchors and other fittings to the Ebisugahana Shipyard. It is indicative of the scale of traditional Japanese iron-making that existed for centuries and which eventually failed to compete with modern Western methods; but the tacit knowledge and inherent skills of tatara steelmakers persisted as a valuable contribution to the success of the new iron and steel industry.
|Designation:||National historic site|
|Address:||257-5 Shibuki, Hagi city, Yamaguchi|
Tourism Division, Hagi city