|Esaki Lighthouse(Hokudan Town, Tsuna District, Hyogo Prefecture)
date : April 27, 1871
granite was used as the stone material for the light tower which was designed by R.H.
Brunton. Since the epicenter of the "Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake" that
occurred on January 17, 1995 was near this lighthouse, fissures, slippage (movement) and
sinking occurred inside the foundation, in addition to slippage of the stones in the
To pass on a memory of the effects of this earthquake on to future generations, the lighthouse accessory structures will be reinforced by repacking the joints of the accessory light tower structures with joint mortar, with the stones remaining in their shifted positions. The position and shape of the fissure, which is on the Nojima fault, will be preserved as much as possible by covering with colored concrete
Present preserved state of the Nojima fault