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Kyouga Misaki

Kyouga0.gif (95790) Kyoga Misaki Lighthouse (Tango town,
Takeno district, Kyoto prefecture)

Commissioning date :
                      December 25, 1898
Color : White
Construction Material : Stone
Light Character : Fl (3) W 20s
Luminous Intensity : 280,000 cd
Range : 29.5 M
Height : 12.42 m
Height above sea level : 148.0 m
Lens : 1st Ordered Fresnel Lens 
           Moter Drien Mercury Bath
Power source : Commercial power

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     This light tower is of stone structure. With the opening of both the "Hamada" and "Sakai" ports to foreign trade in July of 1899 by Imperial Ordinance, the Kyoga Misaki Lighthouse, Mihono Seki Lighthouse and Izumo Hino Misaki Lighthouse were constructed in line with increased trade.

     It is said that the name Kyoga Misaki (meaning sutra cape) originated from the legend that because of the many shipwrecks that occurred here, Buddhist priests prayed for the soul of the victims in a cave under the cape.

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