Richard Henry Brunton Memorial

Richard Henry Brunton Memorial, Yokohama, public art

Public Art: Richard Henry Brunton Memorial

Sculptor: ©

Description: Bronze bust of Richard Henry Brunton (26th December, 1841 – 24th April, 1901) a Scottish civil enginer who was employed by the Japanese government to build lighthouses in 1868 and subsequently became known as the "father of Japanese lighthouses".  

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Location: The Richard Henry Brunton Memorial is located at the entrance to Yamashita Park, Yokohama, Japan.

Things You May Not Know About Richard Henry Brunton :

Brunton helped found Japan's first school of civil engineering.

List of Richard Henry Brunton Lighthouses in Japan:

Nosappuzaki Lighthouse, Nemuro, Hokkaido , August 15th, 1872
Shiriyazaki Lighthouse, Higashidori, Aomori, October 20th, 1876
Kinkasan Lighthouse, Ishinomaki, Miyagi,November 1st, 1876
Inubōsaki Lighthouse, Choshi, Chiba,November 15th, 1874
Haneda Lighthouse, Ōta, Tokyo, March 15th, 1875 (no longer exists)
Tsurugisaki Lighthouse , Miura, Kanagawa, March 1st, 1871
Mikomotoshima Lighthouse, Shimoda, Shizuoka, January 1st, 1870
Irōzaki Lighthouse, Minamiizu, Shizuoka, October 5th, 1871
Omaezaki Lighthouse, Omaezaki, Shizuoka, May 1st, 1874
Sugashima Lighthouse,Toba, Mie, July 1st, 1873
Anorisaki Lighthouse, Ago, Mie  April 1st, 1873
Tenpōzan Lighthouse, Minato-ku, Osaka, October 1st, 1872 (no longer exists)
Wadamisaki Lighthouse, Suma-ku, Kobe, October 1st, 1872 (no longer exists)
Esaki Lighthouse, Awaji, Hyōgo, April 27nd, 1871
Kashinozaki Lighthouse, Kushimoto, Wakayama, July 8th, 1870
Shionomisaki Lighthouse, Kushimoto, Wakayama,September 15th, 1873
Tomogashima Lighthouse, Wakayama, Wakayama, August 1st, 1872
Mutsurejima Lighthouse, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi,January 1st, 1872
Tsunoshima Lighthouse, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, March 1st, 1876
Tsurishima Lighthouse, Matsuyama, Ehime, June 15th, 1873
Nabeshima Lighthouse,Sakaide, Kagawa, December 15th, 1872 (no longer exists)
Hesaki Lighthouse ,Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka,March 1st, 1872
Shirasu Lighthouse ,Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka ,September 1, 1873
Eboshijima Lighthouse ,Shima, Fukuoka  August 1, 1875
Iojimazaki Lighthouse , Nagasaki ,September 14th, 1871
Satamizaki Lighthouse, Minamiosumi, Kagoshima  November 20th, 1871

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