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Experience Seafaring Culture in Kaga City

Outside the Kitamaebune Ship Museum / Inside the Kitamaebune Ship Museum

Outside the Kitamaebune Ship Museum / Inside the Kitamaebune Ship Museum

Ishikawa

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.

Outline

Subsidized Project
Experience Seafaring Culture in Kaga City
Subsidized Organisation
Kaga City
Place
Hashitate,Kaga-shi,Ishikawa-ken (The Kitamaebune Museum)
Time
around February 2020 (postponed)