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Ten whaling scenes, from a Japanese book
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Hattori, Toru; Japan Fisheries Association
Place made: Japan, Tokyo
Date made: 1888
Materials: ink; paper; mounted
Measurements: 5 in x 7 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Black and white woodcut depicting a close-up of a black whale's capture in a Japanese fishing town. Fishers rotate five turning wheels to hoist the whale further ashore as fishers begin to cut open its back.