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Specified type Country designation
Type Important tangible folk cultural property
Designated date April 18, 1959
Specified details
quantity One boat
location Ofunato
owner Ofunato
Holding group
Management organization
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It's a shape-opened wooden house.
6m in length.
Width (maximum) 79 cm.
Material Kinniba material.
It is a typical example of a round kibune that has been used since ancient times in fishing boats in the sea of Ofunato Bay.
In this region, it is called “Maruta” or “Danbe” until the Taisho period, and is used for collecting abalone, wakame or nori etc. Until the end of the Taisho Era, up to about two thirds of the grapes used It is said that it was "Maruta".
Due to its structure, it is less likely to be swept by the wind and its stability is great, so it is convenient for work.
This "Maruta" was 70 to 80 years old at the time of designation, and was the only one that could withstand use.
Their production techniques, usage, etc. are very typical and valuable.
At the time of designation, it was owned by Mr. Shida Kaneemon, Akasaki Town, but was later donated to Ofunato City, and is now stored at the Ofunato City Museum.