The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Tamayama Ruins Memorial Tower



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With the establishment of Takekoma Station on the JR Ofunato Line in 1932, this tower was built as a result of local people’s strong desire to honor the Tamayama Gold Mine and pass on its memory to future generations. Although the tower has been destroyed numerous times by war and disaster, it has consistently been rebuilt through the efforts of local residents. It is a valuable historical artifact that is essential to understanding how the prosperity of the gold mine exerted a major impact on the local community.

Cultural assets status / Classification

undesignated (Historical Materials)

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