Monday, 7 May 2007

Ita awase boats at Fukushimagata


While cycling around the lagoon I took this photo showing several Ita awase boats moored at the side of the lagoon and a mihari goya ( bird hide ) located in the lagoon to watch the many different species of migratory birds that visit throughout the year. The Ita awase boats are slowly disappearing as they are being replaced by modern plastic & fibreglass boats. These boats are manly used for river fishing in Japan and it's nice to see some examples still exist as there are not many craftsmen left who can build this type of boat.

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