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Illustrated Guide to Famous Local Products in Greater Japan: Producing Sea Cucumbers on Tsushima Island

Hiroshige III

Ajinomoto Foundation For Dietary Culture

Ajinomoto Foundation For Dietary Culture
Tokyo, Japan

In this image, non-perishables made of boiled and dried sea cucumber known as iriko are being produced. They are introduced as a local product of Tsushima. Iriko has been treasured since medieval times as highly valued foodstuff that was thought to make you stronger. From the middle of the Edo period (1603-1868) onwards, it became a major export product to China as well.

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  • Title: Illustrated Guide to Famous Local Products in Greater Japan: Producing Sea Cucumbers on Tsushima Island
  • Creator: Hiroshige III (1842-1894)
  • Rights: Ajinomoto Foundation for Dietary Culture

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