鉱山・炭鉱写真室 5.

北海道の鉱山・炭鉱跡を訪ねて(2)
 
ー夕張・三菱南大夕張炭礦を訪ねて 1987.7.25.ー

Photograph room of Mines, Coal Mines 5.

Visit the mines, coal mines mark of Hokkaido (2).

Visit U-bari・Mitsubishi Minami O-U-bari Coal Mines , in July 25, 1987

 今回も重ねて恐縮ですが、古い写真を載せたいと思います。
1987年に初めて北海道に家族でキャンプに行き、
その中の1日をかけて訪ねた夕張の「三菱南大夕張炭礦」の写真です。
もちろん閉山前でした。

この頃の私は、炭住に魅かれていて、北海道の炭住と足尾の社宅を比べたいと思っていました。
中でも夕張川沿いに建てられていたあの三菱南大夕張炭礦の炭住は、幅と奥行きがあり、
屋根の煙突がずらりと連なり「わぁー、こんなに人がいっぱい住んでいるんだ!」と
実感させられ、感激しました。また、それなのにとっても穏やかな風景に見えたのが印象的でした。

私たちが訪ねる2年前に62名の死者、24名の負傷者を出した
大きいガス爆発事故がここ南大夕張炭礦で起こりました。
1981年の北炭夕張新鉱の大事故に続いたこの悲しい事故は、
三菱が石炭から撤退し、夕張から最後の炭鉱が消えるきっかけにもなりました。
それから何年か後に、閉山でこれらの炭住が跡形もなく整地されたことを聞き
心が痛んだのをよく覚えています。
2001年に夕張を再訪した時は時間がなく、跡地を確認できずに帰京したのが残念です。
現在はほとんど消えてしまった南大夕張の写真をぜひみなさんに見て頂きたいと思います。

Though this time is piled up, too, and it is gratitude,
I want to publish an old photographs.
Go to Hokkaido for camping with a family for the first time in 1987,
It is the photograph of "Mitsubishi Minami O-U-bari Coal Mine"
of U-bari which spent one day of that and which was visited.
Of course it was before the coal mines were closed.

I today am interested in coal mines company housing,
and want Hokkaido company housing and Ashio company housing.
As for company housing of that Mitsubishi Minami O-U-bari coal mines
that it was being built so that the U-bari River might go even along the inside,
It has width and depth,the chimney of the roof continues in a row,
Many people live in " Ohー like this!" make it realize it with, it was impressed.
And, though and yet it was taken,
the thing which it seemed to be gentle scenery was impressive.

The big gas explosion accident which 62 dead persons and 24 wounded people were taken out to 2 years before we visited happened in this Minami O-U-bari coal mines.
As for this sad accident which followed the big accident
of Hoku-tan U-bari new coal mines
in 1981,
Mitsubishi withdraws from the coal,
it became the start when the last coal mine from U-bari disappeared, too.
Then, nothing remains of this company housing for some years by the mines were closed,
and hears that leveling of land was done,
and it is remembered well that a heart ached in the rest.
When U-bari is visited again in 2001,
it is disappointing it can confirmed a site without time and to return to Tokyo.
I really want everyone to see the photograph of Minami O-U-bari coal mines
which it almost disappeared to at present.

夕張川の対岸に広がる青葉町3-5丁目の炭住街・その奥行きと広さに感動!
Aoba-cho 3-5-chome U-bari River opposite side spread out spread out company housing,
It is deeply impressed by that depth and an area!

菊水4丁目の炭住にて・
さすがに土地が広い!煙突と雪対策か、屋根の傾斜がきついのが印象的
遠くでプールに遊ぶ子供たちの喚声が山あいにこだまする
In Kikusui four-chome company housing,
Land is truly large! The thing that a chimney, a snow countermeasure
and the inclination of the roof are stern is impressive.
It echoes so that the voice of the children
who play in the distance in the pool may fit a mountain.

菊水町の炭住への入り口・
「案内所」とあるが、「労務連絡所」の名残りだ
An entrance ・ to company housing of Kikusui-cho,
Though it is here with "the information desk",
they are the rest of "the labor contact places".

南大夕張炭礦の選炭・貯炭場・鉄道は数日前に廃止され、陸送になった
The washery coal preparation plants and coal stock yard of Minami O-U-bari coal mines.
A railroad was abolished several days ago, became land transportation.

ほんの3日前に廃止になった三菱大夕張鉄道・南大夕張駅にて
三菱のロゴ入りのこの列車は現在も駅跡に停車したまま展示・保存されている
In Mitsubishi O-U-bari railroad, Minami O-U-bari station abolished just three days ago.
Exhibition , is kept in this train with the logo of Mitsubishi
with stopping in the station mark at present, too.

                         協力・夕張石炭の歴史村
石炭及び産炭地史担当・学芸員 青木 隆夫
Cooperation, History-village of the U-bari coal.
Take charge of coal and the history of a place to produce it.
Art and science staff,Takao Aoki.

                          

写真・橋本 康夫  1987
Photos・Yasuo Hashimoto 1987

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These photographs and sentences are prohibition by the reproduction,
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