Winch Pedestal

This pedestal was used to support a winch that would hoist or lower a rope to pull a lorry, delivering materials and miners to (and mining coal from) an underground coal-mining shaft. It is one of the largest in the Chikuho region and is thought to have been used in the Taisho Era (1912 – 1926). This red brick pedestal is a rare find, since winch pedestals built after World War II were all constructed using cement. At the time of its use, there is thought to have been a power shed on the pedestal that ran off a steam engine.

About the Structure: Town-Designated Tangible Cultural Asset; built at the end of the Taisho Era or beginning of the Showa Era (1920’s).

Address 820-0073 460-8 Hiratsune, Izuka City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:0948-25-2930 
Fees Free
Parking Unavailable
Access By train – A 20 minute walk from JR Tento Station on the Chikuho Main Line.
Times Available 9am – 5pm
Area Chikuho Area
Genre Historical Assets and Castles (History and Culture)

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