Sunday, May 18, 2014

Parting shots

One last shot of the boat I built, then I headed across town to ask permission to measure an authentic ayubune, one even smaller than the boat we built.  This will give us dimensions for three sizes of historic ayubune: 15, 18, and 24 shaku boat.  I will be returning to Kameoka June 28th for the opening of the ayubune exhibition at the Mizunoki Museum of Art and our launching ceremony on the 29th.

This boat is owned by one of the boatmen of the Hozugawa Kudari.

He said it was not built by the former boatbuilder we know.  There were some differences, such as this nice mitered joint at the stern deck.

Just 15 shaku long, as opposed to our 18 shaku boat.

Obviously a mistake cutting mortises, or setting a nail, but an attractive repair.

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