Hello. Thank you for viewing my homepage. The reason I created this homepage is to commerate the 300th year anniversary of the death of my ancestor, Taiji Kakuwemon Yoriharu and present his contributions to the development of the whaling industry in Japan.
Currently, the preservation of whales as an endangered species is being strongly emphasized, but up to several years ago, whale meat was considered a precious source of animal protein.
Haruo Sato, a famous writer, praised Taiji Kakuemon Yoriharu, in his book "Isanatori" a book on whaling, as "the ancestor who developed whaling in Japan". He also states that it was Taiji Kakuwemon Yoriharu helped make the whaling industry number one among other sea product industries in Japan.
Since the whaling industry history is directly linked to my family history, I am very interested in it, and have done research by reading ancient documents.
I will present my findings on my homepage.
Written by AKIRA TAIJI
UGUI, NACHI-KATSUURA TOWN, WAKAYAMA PREF. JAPAN
Translated by GARY HAMA
LONG BEACH, CALIF. U.S.A