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Shogawa Hikimono Kiji
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At the end of the 16th century, driftwood business to send wood which Kaga feudal clan which ruled area around current South Ishikawa used using flow of Shogawa was begun.
At the end of the 16th century, timber used by the Kaga clan, which governed the area mainly in the south of present-day Ishikawa prefecture, used the Shogawa river to float logs down stream. This is how the handling of timber began and the logs were stored in a pool within the district of Shogawa-cho, which became the largest collection point for timber in the Hokuriku region.