Preparations to hunt sea lions on Takeshima

Nakai Yozaburo, Hashioka Tomojiro, Iguchi Ryuta and Kato Shigezo notified the Oki Islands Magistrate Higashi Bunsuke of their intentions to jointly hunt sea lions on Takeshima. The four hunters included a copy of their agreement with this notification. The agreement stated that their joint organization would operate as a partnership firm, establishing an office in the Saigo Town in Suki County. The document specified items such as the four men’s interests, the breakdown of invested capital and handling of profits. (Ref.1)

Ref. 1: “Notification (May 20, 1905)” Takeshima (Shimane Prefecture Public Records Center)

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