Experience Seafaring Culture in Kaga City
Outside the Kitamaebune Ship Museum / Inside the Kitamaebune Ship Museum
Kitamaebune were wooden merchant ships that traded along the Sea of Japan coast from the Edo period (1603–1867) to the turn of the twentieth century. The Kitamaebune Ship Museum is the former residence of Sakaya Chobei, a wealthy shipowner. Exhibits and artifacts in the museum provide an insight into kitamaebune, their cargoes, and the lives of their owners.
Visitors to the museum can take part in a special celebration that would have been held before kitamaebune ships set sail. Enjoy a traditional meal served on period tableware in the former home of Sakaya Chobei and visit a nearby shrine where he would have prayed for a safe voyage. The experience has been designed in close reference to historical records and other documentation.
- Subsidized Project
- Experience Seafaring Culture in Kaga City
- Subsidized Organisation
- Kaga City
- Hashitate,Kaga-shi,Ishikawa-ken (The Kitamaebune Museum)
- around February 2020 (postponed)