Model of Choro fishing boat

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Whole model of a Choro fishing boat, Japan

This is an open sculling sampan, with fine lines, high bow and square stern and fitted with internal ribs and stretchers.

Designed for use on rivers, it differs from the small sampans of the sea-coast in being very narrow in proportion to the length and in being propelled by four oars and one long steering "yuloh". The use of oars in a Japanese craft is unusual.

Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
1910-93
type:
model - representation
credit:
Bureau of Fisheries, Tokyo

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