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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Japan-Meteorites Falls and Finds

Japanese Meteorites:
Falls/Finds Since Recorded History - 日本の隕石 

©2009-2017 Dirk Ross, Tokyo; All Rights Reserved.
Original post 22JAN2009 Updated 01JAN2017

Japan has 54 named meteorites to date; known falls 落下(44) and finds 発見(10) including: 10 Irons, 1 Pallasite, 2 Carbonaceous Chondrites (CM2, CK4), 1 E Chondrite and 39 Ordinary Chondrites. Japan has at least 11 meteorite HAMMERS (a meteorite that hit either a man-made object, human, or animal) to date. Japan`s earliest known fall, Nogata, was in 861 AD and the most recent, Hiroshima, was in 2003.
(Falls/Finds are listed in reported chronological order from most recent.) Japan additionally has about 10 meteorites listed as doubtful, questionable or lacking information. Last updated 01JAN2017

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54. Kamioka 神岡
39°31'N, 140°22'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H4) TKW=30g (1)
Fell between 1921 and 1949. Senboku, Akita, Japan.A single 30 g stone was kept in a box of spindles for scroll pictures in the Konishi family, the landowners around Kamioka. It was told in the family that it fell from the sky and was recovered by a tenant farmer who gave it to the wife of the landowner. (5,1,2,3,4)

53. Hiroshima 広島
34° 27'N, 132° 23'E
FALL//Type: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H5) TKW= 414g (1)
Fall 2003, February 1, 22:30hrs. Hiroshima, Chūgoku, Japan.
A single meteorite hit a warehouse roof and was found by workers a day or two later on the floor of the warehouse. (4,5,1,2,3)

Hiroshima Meteorite Photos (National Museum of Science, Tokyo):

52. Kobe 神戸
34° 44'N, 135° 10'E
FALL//Type: Carbonaceous Chondrite (CK4) TKW= 136g (1)
Fall 1999, September 26. Tsukushigaoka, Kita-ku, Kobe, Japan.
A single meteorite penetrated a shingled roof of a family`s two-storey house, then crashed through the ceiling (photo below) of a bedroom, fragmented and landed in a 13-year-old girl`s bed. (4,5,1,2,3)

Kobe Meteorite Photos and Information (National Museum of Science, Tokyo):

Other Link:

51. Towada 十和田
40° 33'N, 141° 14'E
FIND//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H6) TKW=53g (1)
Find 1997, April. Aomori-ken, Towada-shi, Japan.
A single stone was found outside a barn and under a hole in the eaves. (4,5,1,2,3)
Possible Hammer?

Towada Meteorite Web Pages by Yasuo Shiba:

50. Tsukuba つくば
36° 3' 48"N, 140° 8' 42"E
FALL//Type: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H5-6) breccia w/shock veins TKW=800g (23+)
Fall 1996, January 7, 16:20hrs. Tsukuba-shi, Kanto, Japan.
Multiple stones (23 stones; largest 177.5g) were recovered over a large area.
One stone hit and penetrated a tile roof of a automobile repair shop. (1,3,4,5,2)

Strewn Field Map (Geological Survey of Japan):

Location Key (Geological Survey of Japan):

Tsukuba Meteorite Photos and Text (Geological Survey of Japan):

Tsukuba Meteorite Photos by Yasuo Shiba:

49. Neagari 根上
36° 26' 54"N, 136° 27' 54"E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L6) TKW=420g (1)
Fall 1995, February 18 approx. 23:55hrs. Neagari, Nomi-gun, Ishikawa-ken, Japan.
A fireball was reported in the Ishikawa and Toyama areas at 23:55 local time (JST). The next morning, in the city of Neagari, Mr. K. Sasatani found a hole in the trunk of his car, and meteorite fragments were on and inside the trunk. The total mass recovered was 420g, apparently fragments from one stone. A neighbor said that he heard a large noise during the night. (1,3,4,5,2)

Neagari Meteorite Research Report by Akira Ishiwatari Lab, Kanazawa University:

Neagari Meteorite and Memorial (Toyama Science Museum):

48. Senboku 仙北
39° 26' 18"N, 140° 30' 42"E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H6) TKW=866g (1)
Fell during or before 19th century, recognized in 1993.
Senboku-machi, Senboku-gun, Akita-ken, Honshu, Japan.
A stone of 866g has neen sitting on the household altar of the Suda family for about 100 years or more. It was told in the family that it fell from the sky into a chestnut grove in the dry bed of the Maruko river behind the Suda`s house. (1,3,4,5,2)

47. Mihonoseki 美保関
35° 34' 6"N, 133° 13' 12"E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L6) TKW=6.38kg (1)
Fall 1992, December 10, 21:00hrs.
Mihonoseki-machi, Yatsuka-gun, Shimane-ken, Honshu, Japan.
A single stone fell through the roof of a two-story house and reportedly penetrated both floors and was found the next day under the house. (1,3,4,5,2)

Mihonoseki Meteorite Web Pages by Yasuo Shiba:

Mihonseki Fall Site Marker:

46. Tahara 田原
34° 43' 12"N, 137° 18' 18"E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H5) TKW=approx. 5kg (1)
Fall 1991, March 26, 11:00-12:00hrs (JST).
Tahara, Tahara-machi, Toyohashi harbor, Honshu, Japan.
A single stone fell on the deck of a ship. Most of the meteorite was swept overboard by deck crew; about 1kg was saved. (1,3,4,5,2)

Tahara Meteorite Fragment Photo:

45. Kokubunji 国分寺
34°18'N., 133°57'24'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L6) TKW=10.95kg (many)
Fall 1986, July 29, 19:00hrs.
Kokubunji, Kokubunji-cho, Ayauta-gun, Kagawa prefecture, Shikoku, Japan.
A fireball was observed over eastern Shikoku Island traveling from SE to NW. After detonations, many stones fell in Kagawa prefecture, the largest weighing about 10kg. Many stones struck, several buildings, tiled roofs or paved roads. The size of the strewn field is 7 x 2km. (1,3,4,5,2)

Kokubunji Meteorite Web Pages by Yasuo Shiba:

Kokubunji Meteorite Photo:

44. Sayama 狭山
35° 52'N, 139° 24'E
FALL//TYPE: Carbonaceous Chondrite (CM2) TKW=430g (1)
Fall 1986, April, 29. Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, Kanto, Japan.
A residential roof hit was hit. (4,5,1,2,3)

Sayama .pdf with classification information and photo:

43. Tomiya 富谷38°22'N., 140°51'56"E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H4) TKW=27.5g (2)
Fall 1984, August 22, 13:35hrs. Tomiya, Tomiya-ho, Kurokawa, Miyagi-ken, Honshu, Japan.
After a noise, a single stone was found on the veranda of a house and another stone was found on the roof of a nearby house. Only the two stones were found. (1,3,4,5,2) 3, H4~5

42. Aomori 青森40°48' 38'N, 140°47' 8"E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L6) TKW=320g (1)
Fall 1984, June 30, 13:50hrs. Aomori, Aomori City, Aomori-ken, Honshu, Japan.
A single stone fell through the roof of a printing shop. (1,2,3,4,5)

41. Shibayama 芝山
35° 45' 54"N, 140° 24' 36"E
FIND//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L6) TKW=235g (1)
Find 1969, April. Sanbu-gun, Chiba, Honshu, Japan.
A single stone of 235g was found about 50cm below ground level. (1,2,3,4,5)

40. Okabe 岡部36° 11'N, 139° 13'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H5) TKW=194g (1)
Fall 1958, November 26, 15:00hrs. Kanto, Japan.
One stone, 194g, was seen to fall by a farmer Masao Yamazaki while working in a field. The meteorite landed a few meters from Yamazaki while he was working with his father. (1,2,3,4,5)

39. Kuga 玖珂34° 6'N, 132° 5'E
FIND//TYPE: Iron, (IIIAB) Medium Octahedrite TKW=6kg (2)
Find 1950. Two specimens were found, 11g, 6kg. Yamaguchi-ken, Honshu, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

Kuga Meteorite (Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum):

Kuga Partslice Etched:

Kuga Find Site Photos (Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum):

38. Kasamatsu 笠松
35° 22'N, 136° 46'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H) TKW=710g (1)
Fall 1938, March 31. Hashima, Gifu, Honshu, Japan.
A 710g stone fell through a roof of house. (1,2,3,4,5)

37. Yoshiki 吉 敷34° 10'N, 131° 27'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, unclassified TKW=unknown; specimen lost. (1)
Stone. 0.12g, part specimen went missing in 1935. 1
Fall 1928, June 25. Yamaguchi, Honshu, Japan. (1,2,5,3,4)

36. Komagome 駒込35° 44'N, 139° 45'E
FALL//TYPE: Iron, Octahedrite TKW=238g (1)
Fall 1926, April 18. Kanto, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

35. Urasaki 浦崎34° 29'N, 133° 17'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, unclassified TKW=1.5kg (1)
Fall 1926, April 16. Numakuma, Hiroshima, Chūgoku, Japan. (1,2,5,3,4)

34. Numakai 沼貝43° 20'N, 141° 52'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H4) TKW=363g (1)
Fall 1925, September 4. Hokkaidō, Japan.
Two stones were seen to fall; only one was collected. (1,2,3,4,5)

33. Nagai 長井
38°07' 18"N, 140°03' 42"E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L6) TKW=1.81kg (1)
Fall 1922, May 30. Tohoku, Japan.
One stone fell into a wet rice paddy and was witnessed by three farmers. It was recovered by one of the farmers and taken home. Three more stones were seen falling, but not recovered. The stone is in the possession of Mr. Shinichi Inoue, the finders` son. (1,2,3,4,5)

Nagai Meteorite Photo:

32. Kushiike 櫛池37° 3'N, 138° 23'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H5) TKW=4.46kg
Fall 1920, September 16, 18:00hrs. Tohoku, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

Kushiike Meteorite Photos:

31. Tanè 田根35° 26'N, 136° 14'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L5) TKW= 905g (2)
Fall 1918, January 25, 14:28hrs. Higashi Asai, Shiga, Honshu, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

30. Tomita 富田34° 30'N, 133° 45'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L) TKW=600g (1)
Fall 1916, April 13. Chūgoku, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

Tomita Meteorite and History:

Tomita Fall Site Marker:

29. Shiraiwa 白岩39° 30'N, 140° 12'E
FIND//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H4) TKW=950g
Find 1915, September. Senboku, Akita, Honshu, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5) 3 1920

28. Suwa 諏訪36° 2'N, 138° 5'E
FIND//TYPE: Iron, TKW= ~203g (1)
Find 1915. Nagano, Honshu, Japan. (1,2,5,3,4)

27. Sakauchi 坂内35° 40'N, 136° 18'E
FALL//TYPE: Iron, Hexahedrite TKW=4.18kg (1)
Fall 1913, April 13. Ibi, Gifu, Chūbu, Japan.
Specimen is lost. (1,2,3,4,5)

26. Kamiomi 神大実36°02.5'N, 139°57.4'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H4) TKW=448g (1)
Fall in late March or early April during the years 1913 to 1916 at about 15:00hrs.
Sashima-gun, Ibaraki, Honshu, Japan.
The meteorite fell into a rice field near the house of the Shimamura family. A single stone of 448g was recovered. The stone remains with the Shimamura family. (1,2,3,4,5)

25. Hashima 羽島35° 17' 40"N, 136° 42' 1"E
FALL//Type: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H4) TKW=1.1kg (1)
Fall~1910. Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Recovered by the late Great Grandfather of Dr. T. Nomura from the garden of his house. Main mass at Nagoya University Furukawa Museum. (1,3,4,5,2)

24. Tendo 天童38° 21' 0"N, 140° 22' 24"E
FIND//TYPE: Iron, (IIIAB) Medium Octahedrite TKW=10.1kg (1)
Find 1910. Yamagata Prefecture, Honshu, Japan.
Found by a farmer, Mr. Yohachiro Syoji, while digging up a tree root in Nukutsu, Tsuyama-mura (now incorporated into the city of Tendo). It was purchased soon afterwards by Mr. Fusaji Kikuchi who lived nearby and suspected it to be composed of a precious metal. It remained in the possession of this family and was recognized as a meteorite in May 1977 by S. Murayama. (1,2,3,4,5)

23. Gifu 岐阜 (Mino 美濃)
35° 32'N, 136° 53'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondite (L6); S4 TKW= over 7kg (many)
Fall 1909 July 24, 05:44hrs. Yamagata, Gifu Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5) 3,4 Mino

Mino (Gifu) Meteorite:
22. Kijima (1906) 木島36° 51'N, 138° 23'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, unclassified (E6?) TKW= 331g (1)
Fall 1906, June 15. Shimo Takai, Nagano, Honshu, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5) 3 E6

21. Kanzaki 神崎33° 18'N, 130° 22'E
FIND//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H) TKW=123.75g (1)
Find prior to 1906; history unknown. Saga, Kyushu, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

20. Okano 岡野35° 5'N, 135° 12'E
FALL//TYPE: Iron, (IIAB) Hexahedrite TKW=4.74kg
Fall 1904, April 7, 06:35hrs. Kinki, Japan.
Fireball and detonations were observed. (1,2,3,4,5)

19. Zaisho 在所33° 42'N, 133° 48'E
FALL//TYPE: Pallasite TKW=330g (1)
Fall 1898, February 1. Shikoku, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

18. Nio 仁保34° 12'N, 131° 34'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H3~4) TKW=448g (2)
Fall 1897, August 8. Chūgoku, Japan.
Two (3?) stones were found after detonations and fireball; 195g, 253g. (1,2,3,4,5)

Nio 2号 Meteorite Photo (Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum)

Nio 2号 Fall Site:

Nio 3号 Meteorite Photo (Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum):

Nio 1号, 2号 Fall Site Marker Photo (Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum):

17. Higashi-koen 東公園33° 36'N, 136° 26'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H5) TKW=750g (1)
Fall 1897, August 11. Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

16. Saotome 早乙女
36° 30'N, 137° 0'E
FIND//TYPE: Iron, (IVA) Fine Octahedrite TKW=10.88kg (1)
Find 1892. Toyama, Honshu, Japan.
A mass of 10.88kg was found. Perhaps a part of Shirahagi (1890). (1,2,5,3,4)

Saotome shown as Shirahagi 2号 (Toyama Science Museum):

15. Shirahagi 白萩36° 42'N, 137° 22'E
FIND//TYPE: Iron, (IVA) Fine Octahedrite; bandwidth 0.3mm TKW= 22.7kg (1)
Find 1890. Nakaniikawa, Toyama, Honshu, Japan.
A mass of 22.7kg was found in the bed of the Kamiichikawa river. (1,2,3,4,5)

Shirahagi (1号) Meteorite Photo (Toyama Science Museum):

14. Kyushu 九州32° 2'N, 130° 38'E
Satsuma 薩摩
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L6) veined TKW=45+kg (many)
Fell 1886, October 26. Kyūshū, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5) 3 薩摩 Satsuma

Satsuma (Kyushu) Meteorite:

13. Tanokami Mtn. 田上山34° 55'N, 135° 58'E
(Tanokami 田上)
FIND//TYPE: Iron, (IIIE) Coarse Octahedrite; bandwidth 1.5mm TKW= 174kg (1)
Find 1885. Kurimuto, Shiga, Honshu, Japan.
A mass of 170.75kg was found. (1,2,3,4,5) 3,4 田上 Tanokami

Tanokami Mtn. Meteorite:

12. Fukutomi 福富33° 11'N, 130° 12'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L5) veined; S3 TKW= 11.62kg (2)
Fall 1882, March 19, 13:00hrs. Kinoshima, Saga, Kyushu, Japan.
Two stones fell after detonations, weighing 7.20kg and 4.42kg. (1,2,3,4,5)

Fukutomi History in Meteorite Times with Photographs by Martin Horejsi:

11. Takenouchi 竹内35° 23'N, 134° 54'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H6) TKW=720g (1)
Fall 1880, February 18, 05:30hrs. Yabu, Hyogo, Honshu, Japan.
A single stone was seen to fall. (1,2,3,4,5)

Takenouchi Fall Site:

10. Otomi 大富38° 24'N, 140° 21'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H) TKW=6.51kg
Fall 1867, May 24. Tohoku, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

9. Sone 曽根35° 10'N, 135° 20'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H5) TKW=17.1kg
Fall 1866, June 7. Kinki, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

8. Kesen 気仙38° 59'N, 141° 37'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H4) S3, TKW=135kg (1)
Fall 1850, June 13, 05:00 hrs. Iwate, Honshu, Japan.
A single stone was found buried some five feet in the earth after the fall. (1,2,3,4,5)

Kesen Meteorite (National Museum of Science, Tokyo):

Kesen Meteorite:


7. Fukue 福江32° 42'N, 128° 51'E
FALL//TYPE: Iron, (Om) Medium Octahedrite TKW=unknown (7.3g Imp. Mus., Tokyo) (1)
Fall 1849 January. Goto Islands, Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
Said to have fallen in January or February, 1849 at Fukue Village, Fukue Island, but no credible information. (1,2,3,4,5)

6. Yonozu 米納津37° 45'N, 139° 0'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H4/5) TKW=31.65kg
Fall 1837 July 13, 16:00hrs. Nishi Kambara, Niigata, Honshu, Japan.
After detonations, a single stone of 31.65kg fell. (1,2,3,4,5)

Yonozu Meteorite Photo and Fall Site Photo:
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5. Hachi-oji 八王子35° 39'N, 139° 20'E
FALL// Type: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H?) TKW=0.2g (1)
Fall 1817, December 29. Tokyo-Fu, Honshu, Japan
Most has been lost (0.2g remain). (1,2,3,4,5)

4. Ogi 小城33° 17'N, 130° 12'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H6) TKW=14.36kg (1)
Fall 1741, July 8. Kyūshū, Japan. (1,2,3,4,5)

Photo Courtesy of Christian Anger, Germany

3. Sasagase 笹ヶ瀬34° 43'N, 137° 47'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (H) TKW=695g (1)
Fall 1688, February 13. Chūbu, Japan.
Seen to fall near temple Zofukuji where it was later kept. (1,2,3,4,5)

Sasagase Meteorite at Hamamatsu Museum:

2. Minamino 南野35° 4' 42"N, 136° 56' 0"E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L), TKW=1.04kg (1)
Fall 1632, September 27 at about midnight. Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Honshu, Japan.
After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, a stone fell into a salt-field near the sea shore. The owner of the field, Rokubei Murase, saw the fall and recovered the meteorite soon afterwards. The stone was later presented to a Shinto shrine, Yobitsugi jinja, where it remained as a holy treasure. Permission to examine the stone was given to staff of the National Science Museum, Tokyo, in August 1976, when its meteoritic nature was confirmed. The stone remains in the Yobitsugi shrine. (1,2,3,4,5)

Minamino Meteorite with Storage Box photo:

1. Nogata 直方33°46'N., 130°42'E
FALL//TYPE: Stone, Ordinary Chondrite (L6) TKW=472g (1)
Fall 861, May 19 at night. Kyūshū, Japan. After detonations and a brilliant flash at night, a stone fell which was recovered the following morning by villagers from a hole in the ground. The stone has been preserved since its fall in the Shinto shrine of Suga Jinja, and the date of fall (April 7 in the third year of Jogan, i.e. May 19, 861 in the Julian calendar) is written on the wooden box containing the stone. However, the script is of a later date than 861, as is the box. (1,2,3,4,5)

Photo Courtesy of Paolo Gallo, M.V., Venezuela

Nogata Meteorite Fall Site Marker:

Shitamatsu 下松Legendary fall site of a star (meteorite?) in Yamaguchi Prefecture. No meteorite has been found.

山口県下松市 Meteorite Fall Site of some 1400 years ago. (Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum):


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by Monica M. Grady, Fifth Edition, The Natural History Museum, London, Cambridge University Press, 2000.

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by A. L. Graham, A.W.R. Bevan and R. Hutchison, Fourth Edition, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona, 1985.

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by 島 正子, Science in Action Series 29, 東京化学同人, 1998.

4 List of Japanese Meteorites (National Museum of Science, Tokyo)

5 Meteoritical Bulletin Database (update 17 Oct 2007)
Others possible meteorites from Japan:

1. Aba 阿波Aba-mura, Inashiki, Ibaraki, Honshu, Japan [X]
Fall 1927, April 28, 09:00hrs
Stone. Pseudometeorite? A small stone was said to have fallen. 1,5
A young girl suffered two head injuries when struck by the stony meteorite.(Yamamoto and Murayama (1951), Pop. Astron. 59, 431, 432)

35°57' N, 140° 24' E

2. Atsuma 厚真 Yufutsu, Hokkaido, Japan [X]
Fall 1935, September 3.
Stone. Doubtful. Approximate 10.69kg meteorite was seen to fall into the Atsumamura River.
A block of gabbro was recovered but no meteorite was found. 1,5
43°N, 141°E

3. Ida 猪 田Mie, Honshu, Japan [X]
1929, October 10
Doubtful. 5
33°47' N, 136° 2' E

4. Kochi 高知Kochi-ken, Shikoku, Japan [X]
Fall 1949, November 20, 20:00hrs
Stone. Doubtful. 1.6g stone, fell and broke a window of a house. 1,5
33°32' 42" N, 133° 32' 53" E

5. Mikomotojima 神子元島
Mikomotojima, Japan [X]
Found 1874. Pseudometeorite. 200g stone. 5
34° 34'N, 138° 57'E

6. Sakurayama 桜山Nogoya Shigai, Aichi, Honshu, Japan [X]
Fall 1935, July 7 Iron. Doubtful. 0.84g is known. 1,5
35°10' N, 136°55' E

7. Shiriya 尻屋Aomori, Honshu, Japan [X]
1883, October 24
Doubtful. 1,5
41°26' N, 141° 28' E

8. Urasaki 浦 崎Numakuma, Hiroshima, Honshu, Japan [X]
Fall 1926, April 16
A mass of 1500g fell; recovered weight of approximately 1500g. 1,5
34°29' N, 133° 17' E

9. Yakushima 屋久島Kyushu, Japan [X]
Fall 1902.
Stone. Doubtful. Approximate weight recovered 46.45g. 1,5
30°20' N, 130° 30' E

10. KurumiMino, Hyogo, Honshu, Japan [X]
Fall. Stone. Psuedometeorite. Two fragments of stone, 8g and 36g, were said to have fallen at noon on 27 May 1930. The stone proved to be quartz-porphry.
34° 41'N, 135° 7'E

Japanese Meteorites:
Falls/Finds Since Recorded History

Last updated 26JAN09