Charms of Minamiboso (26) Shirahama Kaiyo Museum

(26) Shirahama Kaiyo Museum


This privately run art museum at the bottom of the Nojimazaki Lighthouse in Shirahama is a treasure box full of artifacts from the traditional fisherman’s life on the Boso Peninsula. Among them, the museum is most known for their Maiwai jacket collection. They have over 100 of these celebratory jackets, which used to be given by boat owners to crew members at the end of the big catch year. Their dynamic design featuring beautiful bright colors is really eye-catching.