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The Prefecture's Treasure House (Ryukyu Shimpo)

The Prefecture's Treasure House Produce of uninhabited islands

After leaving port yesterday, the Futami Maru transported, 142 boxes of sea birds (white birds with black wings), 55 packages of dried bonito flakes, and a total of 160 packages of fertilizer and miscellaneous goods from the uninhabited islands, that had been harvested by Mr. Koga Tatsushiro, for experts.
The feathers are used to decorate western women's bonnets, and there are people who prize them greatly. For these, as many as around 30,000 of the birds have been captured from these islands this year. Mr Koga has stuffed them with chemical substances and boxed them for export as semi-processed products.
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Mr Koga's business in the Senkaku Islands should become more and more lucrative in future, rewarding him for his long years of hard work.

Document title The Prefecture's Treasure House (Ryukyu Shimpo)
Date created (Western calendar) September 3, 1907
Date created (Japanese era) September 3, Meiji 40
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher Ryukyu Shimpo
Name of publication Ryukyu Shimpo
Content An article describing Koga Tatsushiro's endeavors in exporting stuffed terns (sea birds), manufactured fertilizer, machine oil, dried bonito flakes and others harvested from the Senkaku Islands.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Okinawa Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper, microfilm reproduction
Copies 1
Reference No. S1907090300102
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