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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: 4 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Black and white woodcut of a whale's capture along the shores of a whaling town. Two boats approach a beached whale, with net whalers perched atop the whale's hump and preparing to capture it. Six turning wheels are depicted along the coast to hoist the whale further ashore.