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Netherlands windmill "rifude"

[June 22, 2020]

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About Netherlands windmill "rifude"

In the spring of 1994 of the 40th anniversary of the Sakura municipal organization, authentic Netherlands windmill was born in Sakura oldness and open space. Windmill produced mechanism parts in the Netherlands, and it was built by Dutch engineer.
 Name was named rifude << friendship >> "De Liefde" for Dutchman rifude which became the beginning of close friendship style on day. rifude is built as symbol of the orchid friendship as Sakura oldness and landmark of open space again on day and will be to take part of the making of hometown and international goodwill by << friendship >> for a long time.
Photograph of Sakura oldness and Netherlands windmill "rifude" of open space

About windmill

 The head of windmill turns by operation of fushashu (fuushamori) and we always turn feather in the wind and can receive wind efficiently. At the time of time or strong wind not to use windmill, it prevents braking, and taking off sail and from turning. When we use, we put sail by the strength and weakness of wind and take off and coordinate turn.
 When feather turns by wind, we convey this power by gear and main shaft and utilize as power such as waterwheel or stone mill, saw incorporated depending on use of each windmill. We made power of nature clean energy well.
 As rifude is for water drawer, waterwheel is incorporated in the first floor, and water is drawn by wind-force.

Summary of windmill

Name: rifude << friendship >> "De Liefde"
 Use: Windmill (first in Japan) for water drawer
 Type: Grand sailor type (model above the ground)
 Mechanism: And iron tree (made in Netherlands)
         Feather: Four pieces of feathers, diameter 27. 5 meters
         Water drawer windmill: Diameter 4. 2 meters
 The body: Steel reinforced concrete construction 4 stories, outer wall brick stacking
     The amount of body 15. 6 meters
 Deferred floor space: 165.44 square meters
 The completion: March, 1994



[the location]
 2714, Usuita, Sakura-shi

・It is a 30-minute walk from Keisei-Usui Station
・It is a 40-minute walk from Keisei-Sakura Station
・It is 30 minutes by car from Higashi Kanto Expressway Sakura IC

・Oldness and open space bus stop get off the Keisei-Sakura Station north exit by Sakura City community bus Uchigo route (Iino roundtrip) for about ten minutes (fare: 200 yen)

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Windmill driving time

It is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 12:00 from 9:30 a.m.

Driving day

It is holiday, holiday making up for the overlap of holidays on Sunday in every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and other days

Or day when event of city is held in Sakura oldness and the open space

(excluded for New Year holidays)

※As Netherlands windmill "rifude" moves feather by wind-force, we may not run windmill due to strong wind or tranquility. 

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