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Specifications of Japan’s first stove
It is the specification figure of a kachel (Dutch for stove) made in 1856 by the Hakodate magistrate for officials who spent winters on the northern frontier. It is said that Ayasaburo Takeda, who also designed Goryokaku went onto a British ship that berthed at Hakodate Port and directly observed and copied the stove on the ship.
photo courtesy: The Archives of Hokkaido