The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Site of the Tamayama Gold Mine



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A gold mine located on the slopes of Mount Hikami. In the Edo period, Date Masamune actively commissioned the development gold mines in Michinoku. The Tamayama Mine was known as one of the the Four Great Gold Mines of Kesen. The remains of refineries, checkpoints, and the Sennin shaft are scattered all over the mountains, communicating the full story of early-modern gold mining.

Cultural assets status / Classification

undesignated (Historic Site)

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