Hanada Banya, the biggest lodging house for herring fishermen called ‘Banya’.

Hanada Banya, the biggest lodging house for herring fishermen called ‘Banya’.

Banya (番屋) is known as the herring fishermen’s house in Hokkaido, especially Japan-Sea side area of Hokkaido. From the end of Edo era(1800s) to the middle of Showa era(1950s), plenty of herring had been caught every year. Herring was one of the major...
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