For other uses of the term, see Coastal Village.
The Coastal Village is a type of port building in Total War: Shogun 2.
The waves give riches to the fisherman, and take them away.
A regular haul of fish can help sustain and grow a community, supplying a source of both fresh food and income. It is also the foundation for a larger construct, which can be expanded to specialise as either a trading or military port. A good coastal village can become the heart of a community, providing jobs for the populace and the money needed to start families, growing as the fishing business grows.
Historically, the divisions between social classes in Japan were very clear and seen as vital for the maintenance of good order in the country. Social status and employment were often tightly intertwined, and most jobs had a hereditary element to them: sons followed fathers into the same trade. As well as restrictions on weaponry, the clothes and housing of classes were also laid down in law and custom. Fishermen and farmers had to work hard for little money, but their status was certainly higher than townsmen and merchants. When, under the Tokugawas, some commoners attempted to improve their homes with features copied from the warrior classes, the shogunate discouraged the practice almost immediately. Everyone had to know, and keep to, their place.
Coastal villages are present at all factions that have a port slot at the beginning of a campaign. They cannot be built or demolished. They can be upgraded to Harbours.
- +1 per turn to town growth from ports within this province
Coastal villages generate a small amount of town wealth per turn. Their usefulness is maximized when they're upgraded into ports that increase wealth growth, trade route establishment, and enable navies to be built.