From the Heian period there was the original form of the houseboat, which was used for the river play of nobles.
It flourished especially in the Edo period when river maintenance advanced, and it was used for Hanami, Tsukimi and fireworks, etc. for daimyo and rich merchants.
In recent years, the use of houseboats has been reviewed for the improvement of river water quality and for sightseeing in rivers.
About the model
Surrounded by the sea on all sides, the river flows like an eye of the net In Japan, maritime traffic by ship developed.
The structure of a Japanese style ship has a unique shape which is completely different from that of a western ship, and is collectively called WASEN. Among them, a Yakatabune loved by commoners in the Edo period.
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