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Kitamae Ship's Journey
Shimane Hamada Yunotsu Taisha Mihonoseki
yasugi Okinoshima
Osaka
Hyogo
Tokushima
Kagawa
Okayama
Hiroshima
Yamaguchi
Fukuoka
Shimane
Tottori
Hyogo
Kyoto
Fukui
Ishikawa
Toyama
Niigata
Yamagata
Akita
Aomori
Hokkaido
Kelp Road and Meiji Restoration
Hamada Port prospered early as a calling port of the Kitamae Ships. Aizuya Hachiemon, who was a merchant in Hamada, began to trade with foreign countries, and maintained the finance of the poor Hamada Clan in the Edo Period. A monument of Aizuya Hachiemon is standing on a rock facing Matsuhara Bay.
Biography Aizuya Hachiemon
Aizuya Hachiemon went to Ullung-do (Ururun Island), which was previously called Take-shima, and he traded with foreign ships as well as conducting fishing and a tree felling business. He was eventually executed because an undercover trooper of Japan's feudal government, Mamiya Rinzo, got to know what Aizuya Hachiemon was doing.