10/06/2006

Uranium Glass Museum


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「妖精の森美術館」 Uranium Glass Museum
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鏡野町上斎原

Fairywood Glass Museum


ウランガラスの工芸品を集めた世界でも珍しい「妖精の森ガラス美術館」(鏡野町上斎原)の落成式が24日、同所で行われ、苫米地顕名誉館長、山崎親男町長らがテープカットしてオープンした。

ウランガラスは着色剤として微量のウランを含んでいる。19世紀中ごろにボヘミア地方(現チェコ共和国)で作られ始め、第二次世界大戦まではその美しさから世界中で親しまれ、日本でもかき氷の容器に使われるほど庶民に浸透していた。

「妖精の森ガラス」は、旧上斎原村が2004年、日本原子力研究開発機構人形峠環境技術センターの協力で開発した微量のウランを混ぜたウランガラスの名称。紫外線を当てると緑色の蛍光を放ち、月光を浴びて輝く妖精を思わせる。



同館には、「妖精の森ガラス」を材料に国内各地のガラス工芸家が作った花器、食器、オブジェをはじめ、日本の原子力研究の権威でウランガラスのコレクターとして有名な苫米地名誉館長のコレクション、町の収蔵品など計約50点を展示。緑色に輝く魅惑的な光が入館者を魅了している。

問い合わせ: 妖精の森ガラス美術館 0868-44-7888

山陽新聞. (2006年4月25日)


ウランガラス同好会 HP  


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10月5日、行ってまいりました。
すばらしいコレクションです!



Uranium Glass Studio at Kamisaibara, Kagamino-cho. English


極楽庵にもどったら、なんと!我が家にもそういったガラスが幾つかありました。
ドイツのおばあちゃんの形見です。

Eggnogg というドイツ流の卵のリキュールをなめる特別広いガラスです。




ほかにも Cut Glass がありました。
どうだ!吸い込まれそうな世界ですね。

女性の化粧品道具、香水入れ などの入れ物。




ほかの写真はこちら。More of my Glass Photos !
ガビのガラス写真集  
click the right and left arrow for more . .


ガラス資料館の裏山に上斎原神社があります。
Kamisaibara Shrine 上斎原神社

! 写真はこちら ! - Photos  
click the right arrow for more . . .
and then off to Kurayoshi !


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A bit further up the pass is another museum worth visiting !
At the compound of the Uranium Deposit area at Ningyo Toge Pass 人形峠.

That was 2002 - Japan Times -

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Public institute ordered to move radioactive soil
TOTTORI – T
he Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute received a court order Tuesday to remove uranium-contaminated soil it abandoned in the prefecture about 40 years ago.

A residents’ association in the town of Togo filed a suit with the Tottori District Court in 2000, demanding that the government-affiliated institute remove the radioactive soil it left in the Katamo district.
Tottori Prefecture and Togo have assumed the judicial costs and are backing the suit.

In 1988, it was revealed soil the institute had mined for uranium from 1958 to 1963 around the Ningyo Toge pass near the border between Tottori and Okayama prefectures was left in the district.

According to the appeal, the residents’ association agreed in 1990 with the predecessor of the institute, the now-disbanded Power Reactor & Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., that the corporation would remove about 3,000 cu. meters of high-level radioactive soil out of a total of about 16,000 cu. meters abandoned in the area. The soil to be removed emitting five times the annual allowable level of radioactivity.
The institute had planned to take the soil to its research facility in Okayama Prefecture. But when the prefecture strongly opposed the plan, the issue became deadlocked.

The residents’ association and the institute were mainly disputing the wording that was used in the letter of agreement, which said, “The removal will be carried out with the cooperation of concerned municipalities.”

The association claimed that the wording failed to take into consideration the agreement of local municipalities accepting the soil, while the institute argued that the agreement of Okayama Prefecture and other concerned local municipalities was a precondition for the removal.

In handing down the ruling, presiding Judge Koji Naito termed the institute’s administration of the removal insufficient, given that more than 10 years have passed since the agreement was concluded.

“At the time of the agreement, it was not assumed that the removal would be postponed for a number of years,” Naito said.

The court was packed with local residents and supporters of the association, prompting the judge to take the unusual move of letting some people stand to listen to the ruling..
- Japan Times - Jun 26, 2002

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極楽庵 : 友達の輪 
Circle of Friends 


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大垪和 。。。道の駅に戻る –  Michi no Eki - BACK

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1 comment:

haiku cafe said...

Jigi senyru!

Nature's monstrance in the season of falling leaves..


broken country church--
overgrown windy stonewreck
no doors to stay beasts

once a crucifix bloomed--
now dank toadstools sprout and spawn


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