Complete in 1930, the Nippon Maru participated in the famous parade of tall ships on New York's Hudson River in 1976. The Nippon Maru now serves as a floating museum in Yokohama, Japan.
Aoshima's kit of the Nippon Maru features authentic detail throughout, including a detailed hull, vacu-formed plastic sails (you have to cut them out), thread for rigging, and a display stand. The split hull allows completion as either a full-hull or waterline model. Measures 27.6cm long when assembled.