Eboshijima Lighthouse

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Eboshijima Lighthouse
Ebosi Sima
Eboshijima Lighthouse is located in Japan
Eboshijima Lighthouse
Location Eboshijima
Itoshima, Fukuoka
Coordinates 33°41′23″N 129°58′57″E / 33.68972°N 129.98250°E / 33.68972; 129.98250Coordinates: 33°41′23″N 129°58′57″E / 33.68972°N 129.98250°E / 33.68972; 129.98250
Year first constructed August 1, 1875 (1875-08-01) (first)[1]
Year first lit 1975 (current)
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 16 metres (52 ft)
Focal height 56 metres (184 ft)
Intensity 80,000 cd
Range 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 15s.
Admiralty number M5262
NGA number 12276
ARLHS number JPN-058
Japan number JCG-5859
Managing agent Karatsu Coast Guard Office [2]

Eboshijima Lighthouse (烏帽子島灯台 eboshijima tōdai?) is an unmanned lighthouse in Eboshijima, a tiny island administered by Itoshima, Fukuoka, Japan. The island is in Karatsu Bay.


This lighthouse was one of those designed by Richard Henry Brunton, who was hired by the government of Japan in the Meiji period to help construct lighthouses to make it safe for foreign ships to come to Japan following the opening of Japan to the West. It was first lit in August 1, 1875; 141 years ago (1875-08-01).

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  1. ^ 初点灯から130年を迎えた「烏帽子島灯台」・・・その1 (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Lighthouses Directory

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