Nihon Meisan Zukushi. Hizen no Kuni Goto, Hirado, aruiwa Kishu niwa Shoshoura nite Kujira wo Toru Zu [Whaling Scene at Goto, Hirado or Kishu. Varieties of whales (11 listed)]
Accession Number: 2001.100.6668
Geo/Culture: Asia --Japan
Title: Nihon Meisan Zukushi. Hizen no Kuni Goto, Hirado, aruiwa Kishu niwa Shoshoura nite Kujira wo Toru Zu [Whaling Scene at Goto, Hirado or Kishu. Varieties of whales (11 listed)]
Date: ca. 1840
Material: woodblock, paper
Dimensions: 14 1/2" x 30 1/4"
Description: Format- Triptych. Alternate Title: [Catching Whales at Goto and Hirado (in Hizen Province) and Kishu (Kii Province) with a list of types of whales caught]. Includes list of whales caught. Whaling scene off the coast of Japan showing processing of whales that have been hunted. Foremost is a right whale that is being flensed with the use of a massive on-shore winch powered by many large men. Other men are hauling pieces of blubber away on poles. Whale-hunting by small boats continues in the background.
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