Updated at 2024-02-24
Tairyo-bata is a ship's banner. During boat-launching ceremonies, tairyo-bata received as gifts from others are hung across the boat to signify a good harvest. The creation of tairyo-batas is a test of craftsmanship. First, cotton yarn is coated with rice past and stretched out using wooden frames. Only then can the flag be decorated with color and dazzling totems and patterns. The name tairyo-bata in Japanese literally means "big catch flag." As the name suggests, the flags are decorated with aquatic totems, sometimes based on brand and other times with local features. Choshi is an important fishing port in Japan. The framed tairyo-bata in the picture is a blessing from the Mayor of Choshi, wishing Taoyuan a big harvest.
Alliance Date: July 11, 2022
Area: 83.87square kilometers
Population: Approx. 64,000 people
Main Industries/Features: Soy sauce and fishing