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Sights of Shimane Prefecture

Takeshima was incorporated into the territory of Shimane Prefecture in February 1905, and on May 28th that year, its glorious name rose to global prominence following the Sea of Japan Naval Battle (The Battle of Tsushima). Takeshima is a group of rocky islets lying between the Oki Islands and Utsuryo Island (Ulleungdo). In a collection of ancient records from Oki, these are described as "Matsushima, lying 40 ri (about 98 miles) to the north-northwest of Dozen Island, about one ri (about 2.44 miles) in circumference, rocky islands on which no trees grow".

Document title Sights of Shimane Prefecture
Date created (Western calendar) September 1, 1906
Date created (Japanese era) September 1, Meiji 39
Author(s) / Editor(s) Okuhara Fukuichi
Publisher Arita Densuke
Name of publication
Content A guide to famous spots and historic sites in Shimane Prefecture. The author is an elementary school principal and local historian who took part in the research trip to Takeshima organized by Shimane Prefecture in March 1906. He also wrote the survey report "Takeshima and Ulleungdo". A photograph of Takeshima appears at the start of the text, while a description of Takeshima is given at the end of the section on Ochi County in Oki Province. Extracts from a "Takeshima Travel Journal" are also included in a travel writing by the author at the end of the book. Reprinted in 1908.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Shimane Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper
Copies 11 pages
Reference No. T1906090100103
How to access View at Shimane Prefectural Library.