About the HACCHORO / Tokugawa Ieyasu's high-speed escort ship
In Japan, which is surrounded by the sea on all sides, it was natural to develop maritime traffic by ship.
The structure of Japanese ships is completely different from that of Western ships, and it has a unique shape made by combining side plates and floor plates with a length close to the total length of the hull, and is collectively called WASEN.
During the Edo period, Ieyasu Tokugawa, who had a castle in Sunpu, traveled by boat from Yaizuhama to Kuno Beach and went falconry.
At that time, 24 fishing boats owned by village fishermen were appointed as escorts, but due to the small number of ROs (propulsion devices like Western oars), Ieyasu's boats could not be caught up and guarded.
At this time, one fisherman directly appealed to Ieyasu, "The only way to advance the ship faster than this is to use the prohibited HACCHORO (a ship with eight ROs)." After that, Ieyasu approved the use of HACCHORO only in this area nationwide...
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Sailer Model Display Case / TYPE 01