Built in Nippon Maru is a retired sailing ship that is permanently docked at Minato Mirai and is open to the public. Across from the ship is the Yokohama Port Museum.
Image 2: The Turtle Ships of Medieval Korea. While the Japanese had firearms, Korean technology had developed far past Japan’s due to their contact with China. The key to the turtle ship’s power were its heavy cannon, about a dozen mounted on each side. The Japanese, who never mounted guns on a boat or ship, preferred to get in close and board the ship, fighting in hand to hand combat.
Title: Korean boatman Date: ca. 1904 Place: Asia: South Korea Type: Portraits Description: Korean sailor takes a break from trasporting cargo and people, sitting under the shadow from the sail, smoking from his long bamboo pipe. He wears hemp clothes.