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Souvenirs of Takeshima (San'in Shimbun)

The party of fifty arrived in Takeshima at 8 a.m. on the 27th, as previously reported. The members of the party disembarked immediately, and about a dozen or more of them completed surveys in their various assigned fields. As previously rumored, there were colonies of sea lions living on the island, so the party caught ten of them (including a live one). Some were caught with nets or guns, others were clubbed. The party loaded three of them onto the ship and departed at 2:30 p.m. They saw laver growing on the islands. They then arrived at Jeodong on Utsuryo Island (Ulleungdo) at about 8 p.m. Some disembarked right away, but Japanese police officers, the postmaster and others from Dodong outrigged two boats to welcome the party. It was requested that some of the party would stay at postmaster Kataoka's house on the island, while the rest would stay on the steamship and wait until daybreak to disembark. They all went to visit the County Head, and with a Japanese police sergeant acting as interpreter, they asked about the situation of the island. After that, some of them surveyed the interior of the island while others surveyed the coasts. They weighed anchor at 8 p.m. and arrived in Saigo at 4:30 p.m. the following day. They attended a welcoming party organized by public and private volunteers. They departed at 10 a.m. the next morning (the 30th), and at 3:30 p.m. arrived at Sakai, where they immediately changed steamships and returned Matsue some time after 7 p.m.

Document title Souvenirs of Takeshima (San'in Shimbun)
Date created (Western calendar) April 1, 1906
Date created (Japanese era) April 1, Meiji 39
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher San'in Shimbun Co.
Name of publication San'in Shimbun
Content A report on the research trip and surveys in Takeshima and Ulleungdo. Sea lions were caught in Takeshima. The party also traveled to Ulleungdo and disembarked there. They were welcomed by Japanese police officers and the postmaster, stayed one night, then surveyed the island's interior and coasts the following day before departing. One of the seals caught in Takeshima was presented to the Ulleungdo County Head (a Korean), and a conversation between Department Director Jinzai and the County Head is described.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Shimane Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Microfilm
Copies 1 page
Reference No. T1906040100102
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