鉱山・炭鉱写真室 11. 

鹿児島の鉱山を訪ねて(2) ー串木野・赤石・鹿篭・春日鉱山他 2002ー

Photograph room of Mines, Coal Mines 11.

Visit the Mine of Kagoshima Prefecture(2). 
Site of Kushikino, Akeshi, Kago and Kasuga Mines, Others, in 2002.

串木野鉱山全景
Kushikino Mines panorama.

ゴールドパーク串木野にて・ここは2003年9月30日に閉園してしまった
巻上げ機が動いている坑内観光は珍しかったのでとても残念だ。

In gold park Kushikino .This closed on September 30, 2003.
Though it was rare, the under ground sightseeing
that a winding machine works is disappointing.

赤石鉱山にて・現在は採石をしているようだ。
In Akeshi Mines, it seems to quarry at present.

鹿篭鉱山にて・民家のすぐ近くにタヌキ堀の跡がいくつもあった。
In Kago Mines,
there was a mark of the coyote digging
of the private house in many just near here.

春日鉱山にて・ここも現在は採石をしているようだ。
発破の退避所をいくつも見つけた。
In Kasuga Mines, it seems to quarry at present here, too.
Many found the evacuation place of the explosive.

曽木の滝発電所跡・
毎年5月末から10月上旬までダムの水位調整で姿を現す、
県内に唯一残る明治時代のレンガ建築物。
チッソ前身の日本窒素肥料を起こした野口遵氏が金鉱山への電力供給のため1909年に建造した。
その余剰電力が水俣市での化学肥料工場の操業を可能にした。
地方新聞の情報でその存在を知り、ぜひ見たいと菱刈鉱山の帰りに立ち寄った。
訪ねた時は保存整備促進事業が進行中で遊歩道の工事中だった。
対岸から見たその美しい姿は「ロマンあふれる」姿で思わず我を忘れて見とれてしまった。
もちろん「水俣・水俣病」は私の意識の底から消えなかったが…。

The waterfall power plant mark of Sogi.
The brick building of the Meiji Period to be left in a prefecture to come to the sight
every year from the end of May until early October
by the water level adjustment of the dam only.
Mr. Shitagau Noguchi who set up the Japanese nitrogenous fertilizer of the Chiiso past constructed it in 09 for the supply of electric power to the gold Mines.
The operation of the chemical fertilizer factory in Minamata City
was made possible with surplus electric power.
It dropped in on its way home of Hishikari Mines when that existence was known with
information on the local newspaper and it really wanted to see it.
A preservation repair promotion business is progressing,
under construction of the promenade.
It lost itself unconsciously in the "It is full of the romantic adventure." figure, and it was fascinated by that beautiful figure seen from the opposite side.
"Minamata, Minamata sickness" is … though of course it didn't disappear
from the bottom of my consciousness.

   写真・橋本 康夫  2002
Photos・Yasuo Hashimoto 2002

これらの写真、文章の無断転載、コピーは禁止です。
These photographs and sentences are prohibition by the reproduction,
copy without notice and so on.

                       

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