Taraibune tub boats

Taraibune tub boats

Take a barrel boat ride steered by a local lady from Sado Island.

Women from Ogi, a port town on Sado Island's south coast, historically paddled wooden tub-shaped boats around the cliffs to collect seaweed and shellfish to put on the table. Although few of these barrel boats or taraibune are made today, it's still possible to take a ride out into the waters around Ogi Port. A local fisherwoman in traditional dress including a curved straw hat will paddle your boat; standing upright she draws the paddle in a figure of eight balancing careful so that the boat moves forward. You can give it a try yourself, but controlling these boats is not as easy as it looks!

Taraibune tub boats

located in Sado Island

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