ひろしま戦前の風景 51.八木梅林と可部の川下り
[51]Yagi Plum Grove and Boating on the River in Kabe

昭和15年(1940年)ころ 撮影:松浦貞美氏
提供:松浦功氏/広島市公文書館 広島市安佐南区八木ほか

参考資料:2013/04/29 RCCニュースより
Filmed circa 1940 (Showa 15) by Sadayoshi Matsuura
Original film courtesy of Isao Matsuura and Hiroshima Municipal Archives
Yagi, Asaminami Ward, Hiroshima City, and other locations
Yagi Bairin (lit. Yagi Plum Grove), once a popular leisure spot attracting visitors from Hiroshima City and its environs, appears in many pre-war amateur films. In addition to the plum grove, this footage shows people enjoying boating on a river near Asakita Ward. Also visible are a riverboat with a large sail, and a raft carrying lumber downstream. A number of the riverboats display pennants printed with the word “Suikoen.” Suikoen is a Japanese restaurant still in business in Kabe-cho. According to the restaurant, it used to give diners a lift back to Aioi Bridge to make up for the scarcity of transportation options. The boats returned to the restaurant on the following morning, aided by the tailwind.
Reference: RCC News, broadcast on April 29, 2013

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