Hamakanaya-machi quarter, located in the west of Saga Prefecture, is a part of Hizen Hamajuku, a former post town of the Nagasaki Highway. Far different from adjacent so-called Sakegura-dori street, this quarter was a fishing village inhabited by fishermen, shipping agents, shipbuilders and so on. Many fishermen still live here to run coastal fishery with small fishing boats. The townscape of this quarter is so different from that of nearby Sakagura-dori street, because of the big difference of the residents' occupation. Sakura-dori is inhabited by sake brewers and merchants.
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