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The Mechanical Engineering Heritage (Japan) (機械遺産 kikaiisan ?) is a list of sites, landmarks, machines, and documents that made significant contributions to the development of mechanical engineering in Japan. Items in the list are certified by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME).

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Overview

The Mechanical Engineering Heritage program was inaugurated in June 2007 in connection with the 110th anniversary of the founding of the JSME. The program recognizes machines, related systems, factories, specification documents, textbooks, and other items that had a significant impact on the development of mechanical engineering. When a certified item can no longer be maintained by its current owner, the JSME acts to prevent its loss by arranging a transfer to the National Science Museum of Japan or to a local government institution.

The JSME plans to certify approximately 100 items of high heritage value over 10 years.

Categories

Items in the Mechanical Engineering Heritage (Japan) are classified into four categories.

  1. Sites: Historical sites that contain heritage items.
  2. Landmarks: Representative buildings, structures, and machinery.
  3. Collections: Collections of machinery, or individual machines.
  4. Documents: Machinery-related documents of historical significance.

Each item is assigned a Mechanical Engineering Heritage number.

Items certified in 2007

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Sites

Landmarks

Collections

Documents

Items certified in 2008

Sites

Collections

Items certified in 2009

Sites

Landmarks

  • No. 33: Minegishi Watermill, (installed in 1808, in operation till 1965), Tokyo

Collections

See also

References

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