Regarding the impact of the Noto Peninsula earthquake

Due to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake that occurred on January 1, 2024, tours of Amimoto's former home, the Hamamoto family, will be suspended for the time being.

We will continue to share information on our website in the future.

氷見 網元の旧家 『濵元家』

Himi Amimoto's Old house     "Hamamoto Family"(濵元家)

What is "Amimoto "?                                          網元(Amimoto)?

Amimoto is head of fisherman's group of union.

After World War II, the hereditary system was dissolved and became uminon.

110-year-old Himi Old House "Hamamoto House"

The place name Himi in Toyama Prefecture is thought to be associated with “Kanburi” by many people. Himi's cold yellowtail fishing has a history of about 400 years. As a fisherman, the Hamamoto family has been passed down from generation to generation.

The house that was built as "Amimoto's House" after it was completely destroyed in the great fire of Himi about 110 years ago is still used by the 17th head of the family.

It is an old house with an atmosphere that makes you feel as if you have traveled back in time, such as the large hall where successive fishermen wait for big catch flags, and the miso storehouse for making miso, which is indispensable for fishermen's rice.

It may be a place where something important for today's Human being remains.

The movie "散り椿 (Chiri Tsubaki)" released in 2018 was filmed on the white-painted earthen wall of Amimoto's old house.

"瓜生新兵衛 (Uriu Shinbei)" played by 岡田准一(Junichi Okada) was used in the opening scene where he was attacked by assassins in the snow.

It seems that all this snow was actually salt.(Click here for the actual video)

The actual white wall of Amimoto (Photo was taken in summer 2020)


White mud fence video (taken in August 2023)

March 24, 2023: Ishikawa Television

Broadcast on Tabishitagaru

September 11, 2020

Uploaded to YouTube by Yutuber Kero Jiro


March 24, 2023: Ishikawa TV "Blessings of the Mountains Experience the History of the Sea! Broadcast in Himi City, Toyama Prefecture (Tabishitagaru)

 YouTube program:Here

September 11, 2020: Posted on Youtube as "Himi's hidden tourist spot" (Kerojiro)

 YouTube program:Here

January 15, 2020:Silk transom swimming yellowtail published in the Hokuriku Wide column of the Yomiuri Shimbun

February 8, 2013: NHK General TV "Kintoku Fish Travelogue in Hokuriku Uma! "Himi Amimoto's Old House" special broadcast

February 6, 2013: BS TBS "Himi Amimoto's House" aired

(Past content will be posted as soon as it is ready)

Information related to Himi

March 2021 "Himi's sustainable fixed net fishery" certified as Japan Agricultural Heritage (official site)