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|Year first constructed||1876|
|Year first lit||November 1, 1876|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower and lantern|
|Height||54.6 metres (179 ft)|
|Focal height||12.82 metres (42.1 ft)|
|Original lens||Second order Fresnel|
|Range||20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi)|
|Characteristic||Al Fl W R 20s.|
The Kinkasan Lighthouse was one of 26 lighthouses designed and built in Meiji period Japan by the British engineer Richard Henry Brunton. It was completed and lit on November 1, 1876, eight months after Brunton left Japan.
- Brunton, Richard. Building Japan, 1868-1879. Japan Library, 1991. ISBN 1-873410-05-0
- Pedlar, Neil. The Imported Pioneers: Westerners who Helped Build Modern Japan. Routledge, 1990. ISBN 0-904404-51-X
- Brunton, Richard H. "THE JAPAN LIGHTS (INCLUDING APPENDIX AND PLATES AT BACK OF VOLUME)." Minutes of the Proceedings [of the Institution of Civil Engineers] 47.1877 (1876): 11. ICE Virtual Library. Web. 8 May 2011. <http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/article/10.1680/imotp.1877.22547>.
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