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Welcome on Wasen !

Traditional Japanese Wooden Boat Association

Welcome on Wasen !
 Japanese Traditional Wooden Boat Association

Our association have been established in 1995. The purpose of our association is to preserve the "Wasen" Japanese traditional wooden boats as cultural heritage , and to inherit the rowing techniques.
       Last updated (May 23 ,2018)  

The cherry blossom festival has ended. Thank you for boarding many customers.
  We will return to normal activities from April 18th.

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Happy New Year!



In the New Year, we made safety prayers and first row rituals.(January 4,2018)

Rescue exercise


We are training every year for the safety of navigation.(August20.2017)



Cherry blossom festival


A famous Japanese singer got on a Japanese boat. (click here)


TV interview


There was an intervies of a famous journey TV program. (click here)

新着情報news

May 23,2018
Kindergarten children boarded on Japanese boats. (click here)
May 21,2018
Regular repair of the Japanes boat began.(click here)
April 13,2018
We went on a Japanese boats to Yokojyukkengawa River.(click here)
April 8,2018
They were playing the Japanese guitar on the Japanese boat.(click here)
April 1,2018
Today's event was bridal boats. And TBS-TV took a picture of the cherry blossoms using a drone. (click here)
March 31,2018
Japanese famous singer, Miyuki Kawanaka , got on Japanese boat. (click here)
March 29,2018
The cherry blossoms were at their best in full bloom.Today was Special invitation date.(click here)
March 14,2018
There was an interview from Nippon TV. (click here)
March 25,2018
The cherry blossom festival began. I think that one week is the best time to come. ( March24 , March25 )
March 20,2018
Today,in the cold rain, We carried 7 Japanese boats to Monzen-nakacho.
The cherry trees of Oyoko River started to bloom a little.
Please come to The Cherry Blossom Festival. (click here)
February 11,2018
An amateur painter living in the neighborhood was sketching our Japanese boat. We were surprised by the precise picture that he painted with imagination. We will release it on our website with his consent.(photo gallery)
January 28,2018
There were certification exams to become a boatman and two peaple passed.Two new rookers will be active at the cherry blossom festival. ( photo)
January 21,2018
Today there was an interview from Korean KBS broadcasting station. There were people in Hong Kong who cooperated in the interview. (photo1 photo2 photo3)
January 16,2018
We will inform you that a new annual schedule has been decided. (click here)
January 4,2018
We prayed for safe operation this year. And the first rowing by boatman, the performance of Japanese drums by elementary school students, "Sumojinku" was performed. (Photo)
December,9,2017
Our activities at the end of the year are until the morning of December 24th.And our New Year's activities start on January 7th.
December,3,2017
We got a new multipurpose boat.(photo) We will enjoy this small boat.
November,12,2017
It is very nice weather today. So,We tried very hard at practicing handling Japanese boats. (Photo) We made a kit to attach the Japanese oar to a Western boat and enjyoed it with everyone. (Photo)
October,29,2017
Up to now, strong winds and heavy rains attacked us with two typhoons, but our ship was safe. From now on our activities can continue. (photo)
October,11,2017
Today,We rebuilt "Hayao"."Hayao" is an important part connecting "Ro" and the hull."Ro" is a turret. (photo1,photo2,photo3)
October,4,2017
Our Wild boar's fang boat is being carefully repaired. The launch schedule is November 20th. (photo1,photo2,photo3)
September,27,2017
Members cooperated and rebuilt newly because the fender of the bow part got corroded and dislodged. (photo1,photo2,photo3)        
September,12,2017
Periodic repair of the Japanese boat(Wild boar's fang boat:Choki-bune) for the latter period will begin on September 25 at our workshop. This repair is very important for us. Through this repair we maintain a traditional Japanese boat.  *Wild boar's fang boat : This boat was made by Mr. Douglas Brooks who is an American shipwright in 2003. (Our Boat List)
September,10,2017
The experience of rowing oar Japanese boats for children has ended. They were very good at boat rowing. Many children experienced the boatman during the summer vacation.
August,29,2017
Our activity day will be added from the fourth Sunday from September . By this, on the second Sunday and the fourth Sunday every month, every Wednesday becomes the activity day. (Revised edition)
August,27,2017
The mooring place of our ship has become new. When a new facility is completed, we have traditionally done safety prayers and exorcises at shrines.(photo1,photo2)
August,20,2017
Recently,there are an increasing number of visitors from overseas to get on a Japanese traditional boat.In this interview we are looking forward to the fact that the staff was boatman with meny questions so we can have a very good introduction program. (photo)
August,20,2017
We are carrying out safety training every year to improve our skills as a boatman and to protect the safety of passengers . Therefore, there have never been any accidents by passengers. However, the boatman occasionally falls off the ship. It may be training for that.(photo)
August,6,2017
A new anchorage was completed. This is what we completed in cooperation. Currently, due to the construction of the nearby bridge, the Japanese boat and the rent boat for a fee are operated separately from the water area. (photo)
July,22,2017
School summer vacation begins, summer vacation child experiencing class begins.(July,23-August,27 Every Sunday)
June,24,2017
I participated in the practice of a Japanese ship used in the shrine of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine in Yokohama. And I gave a lecture on the Edo Japanese-style ship.
April,7,2017
Our activities have been introduced on NHK BS TV programs.(Shin Nihon Fudoki)
April,9,2017
It is the last day of the cherry blossom festival. (at Monzennakacho)
April,6,2017
We launched our new website.

Japanese Traditional Wooden Boat Association

Contact address
secretariat-1@wasen-tomo.com