Keywords

Scene 1. Mines-searching

Keywords Comments
Kingin-zan Shikinai Kasegikata
(金銀山敷内稼方)
A picture showing workers in the Sado Gold-Silver Mines
Kengiri-aratame
(間切改)
Inspecting of dug tunnels for mines-searching, passing, water drainage and ventilation
Kanahori-daiku
(金穿大工)
Mining specialist workers digging in shifts
Yama-dome
(山留)
Reinforcing tunnels via strengthening their walls and roofs
Suijo-rin
(水上輪)
Water removal through "Suijo-rin" drainage equipment
Hori-ko
(穿子)
Horiko workers carrying out ores

Scene 2. Sorting out, trading ores with price setting, smelting

Keywords Comments
Kaji-goya
(鍛冶小屋)
Reforging kana-hori daiku workers' chisels at the metal workshop
Tateba-goya
(立場小屋)
Breaking the ores shined and sorting out them based on a quality level
Ishieri-me
(石撰女)
Women workers sorting out
Yotsudome-gobansho
(四留御番所)
Administrative office to manage the whole mines operation
Ni-uri trading
(荷売)
Trading ores with price setting

Scene 3. Dug ores being devided, Guard station, town houses at Aikawa town

Keywords Comments
Dobe-goya hut
(どべ小屋)
Dobe-goya hut, where discarded ore wastes being re-sorted and reprocessed
Niwake
(荷分)
Dug ores being divided between magistrate's office and mining operators
Ainoyama, Rokujumai sankasho gobansho no uchi Kami-Aikawa
(間山・六拾枚御番所のうち上相川)
Guard stations connecting mines and town
Machiya
(町屋)
Machiya town houses at Aikawa town

Scene 4. Smelting ores, Gold and Silver sorting, smelting

Keywords Comments
Kaishi-Seriba
(買石勝場)
Smelting ores at the buyer's house
Kanaba workshop
(金場)
Ores mined being finely-fractured and screened
Usuba workshop
(磨場)
Ores fractured and screened being dissolved in water and stone-ground
Neko-nagashi equipment
(ねこ流し)
Gold and silver being gathered and sorted out
Yose-doko-ya
(寄床屋)
Scene of silver smelting from silver sulfide and then gold and silver being recovered
Hai-fuki-doko ash-blowing furnace
(灰吹床)
Gold- and silver- bearing ores being cupeled
Gyobutu o-fuki-doko big furnace
(御物大吹床)
Gold- and silver- bearing ores being cupeled
Kin gin fukiwake doko furnace
(金銀吹分床)
Separating suji-kin gold containing silver and cupeled silver of high grade from gold silver alloys

Scene 5. Praceling alloys of gold and silver at coinage unit

Keywords Comments
Kobansho
(小判所)
Coinage Unit
Suji-kin tama fuki
(筋金玉吹)
Parceling suji-kin alloys of gold and silver in units of 1.9 kilograms at coinage unit
Suji-kin so-fuki
(筋金惣吹)
Taking samples out of one year's amount of suji-kin alloys for purity assessment at coinage unit

Scene 6. Refining and recovering gold at coinage unit

Keywords Comments
Yaki-kin
(焼金)
Burning a burnt suji-kin (refined gold) combined with salt, and high purity gold remained at coinage unit
Yaki-kin toriba
(焼金取場)
Washing out salt from yaki-kin, burnt gold at coinage unit
Momi-kin and Yose-kin
(揉金・寄金)
Recovering gold left in the washing at coinage unit
Yaki-nobe-kin
(焼延金)
Casting gold into a mold at coinage unit

Scene 7. Assessing the quality of beatened flat gold, and shaping oval gold coins

Keywords Comments
Goto yakusho
(後藤役所)
Assessing the quality of nobe-gane, beatened flat gold at Goto yakusho, coinage unit
Nobe-gane aragiri
(延金荒切)
Cutting nobe-gane, beatened flat gold into pieces of 3x1.5cm
Goto fuki sho
(後藤吹所)
Shaping koban, oval gold coins
Goto fuki sho
(後藤吹所)
Putting goku-in seal and color them gold - Koban, gold coins completed

Scene 8. Coinage Unit and Copper refining

Keywords Comments
En-gin fukiage
(塩銀吹揚)
Recovering silver from the washing water at the time of yose-kin operation
Sakin hai fuki doko
(砂金灰吹床)
Forging gold coins from sakin, placer gold by cupellation method or ash-blowing method
Do-doko
(銅床)
Dissolving minerals in copper and separating impure substances at copper furnace
Neko-ba
(ねこ場)
Sluicing work area to refine ores
Ni-fuki doko
(荷吹床)
Ni-fuki doko
Ma-fuki doko
(間吹床)
Ma-fuki doko
Nan-ban doko
(南蛮床)
Nan-ban doko
Hai-fuki doko
(灰吹床)
Cupellation furnace for ash-blowing
Do-doko yakusho
(銅床役所)
Copper furnace office

Scene 9. Placer gold collecting

Keywords Comments
Hama nagashi ukenushi no koya seriba
(浜流し請主方の小屋勝場)
Separating sand and minerals
Hama nagashi kasegi-kata
(浜流し稼ぎ方)
Collecting placer gold flown into the seashore and river