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Takeshima Travel Diary (1) (San'in Shimbun)

22nd At 12 o'clock we boarded the steamship and set off from Matsue. Also on board were Island Governor Higashi, Tax Bureau Director Yoshida, and several other well-known gentlemen of renown. Today the weather was so clear that I was actually concerned about the weather on subsequent days, but in any case I went onto the deck and pointed out Honjo, Moriyama and other places, and looked back at Daisen. The unusual appearance of familiar mountains provided topics, and the scenery increased interst more and more of the people on the deck. As the ship advanced, mountains came into view. Among these the Tertiary tuffaceous mountains near Moriyama revealed their yellow ocher bald tops, differing from those of other mountains. Their peculiar shapes, added to their warm appearance, presented a special panoramic landscape like the mountains often seen in pictures by Buson, Toyohiko and others.

Document title Takeshima Travel Diary (1) (San'in Shimbun)
Date created (Western calendar) April 3, 1906
Date created (Japanese era) April 3, Meiji 39
Author(s) / Editor(s) A traveler
Publisher San'in Shimbun Co.
Name of publication San'in Shimbun
Content A travel diary written by a participant in the Takeshima research trip undertaken in late March that year. Part 1 describes events between departing from Matsue and arriving at Saigo in Oki.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Shimane Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Microfilm
Copies 1 page
Reference No. T1906040300102
How to access View at Shimane Prefectural Library.