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Yostude Ami (Four-armed Nets)・四ツ手網

2014.09.10 (Wed)

四ツ手網

Unique to the Togo area, yotsude ami are nets where the four corners of the net are attached to bamboo rods. A pulley system is used from a small hut on the shore of the lake to lower and raised in order to catch shrimp and carp. At the peak of its popularity, these nets were found all along Matsuzaki`s shoreline; however, nowadays only two are left standing. One is located behind Yurihama`s Suiseiso Hotel, while the other serves as a reminder of the past.

四ツ手網は、東郷湖に伝わる独特の仕掛け網で、四隅に竹を張り、湖岸の小屋から滑車で上げ下ろして、エビや小ブナなど取る漁法です。最盛期には松崎の湖岸沿いに24、5基が並んでいましたが、現在は松崎の湖岸に2つ、水明荘の裏に1つ観光用に残され、東郷湖の風物詩の一つになっています。

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