A tarai bune (Japanese: たらい舟), or tub-turned boat, is a traditional Japanese fishing boat found mainly on Sado Island and used for catching abalone and other mollusks. The design originated from need to fish in the narrow coves formed by earthquakes.
In popular culture
Tarai Bune boats have appeared in:
- Spirited Away, animated movie
- Skies of Arcadia, video game by Sega
- Tales of Symphonia, video game by Bandai Namco
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