Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, Feb. 28 - March 5, 2016: Mikimotoshima, Japan

Japan has quite a few lighthouses (as might be expected) - this one is nicely placed on its own island. Here's some excerpts about it from the Lighthouse Directory:

"1870: Active; focal plane 51 m (267 ft); two white flashes every 16 s. 23 m (75 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a circular 1-story stone keeper's house. Lighthouse painted with black and white horizontal bands. Oldest Western-style lighthouse surviving in its original form in Japan. It was declared a national historic site in 1969. Located on a small rocky islet about 12 km (7.5 mi) south southwest of Shimoda harbor."


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