Commercial fishing industry of Japan before World War II
Japan Date:1938 Duration:3 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
Animated map of fishing grounds around Japan that provide one fourth of the world's catch. Movement of the seasonal catch is tracked as it moves Northward during the year. Men and women engaged in commercial fishing, gathering in nets teeming with fish. Fishing boats plying waters of an inland sea. Fishing boats moored along the shores. Larger seagoing fishing boats leaving to operate along the coast of Honshu. Fishermen letting out nets from these boats and using cable winches to retrieve them. Views of refrigerated Japanese fishing ships that also freeze their catches, operatiing in the Siberian maritime provinces and in Alaskan and Arctic waters. Fishing boats, operating before World War 2, are seen pulling crabs aboard. View inside a floating cannery ship where salmon and crabmeat are being canned for export to places like the U.S.A. Closeup of a can displaying "ICEBOUNDBRAND" and text reading: " World Renowned Floating Cannery Pack Fresh from the Deep Sea Waters of Northern Japan. Net contents 13ounces. SELECTED CRABMEAT." Japanese wading in a river, and using trained cormorants, to catch fish. View of fisherman taking fish from his cormorant and placing them into a large jug. view of edible seaweed being harvested and laid out in the sun, in racks. Animated illustration of Japanese man and items included in his dinner of rice, soybean, fish, sea slugs, sea urchins, octopus, lily bulbs, bamboo shoots, bean curd and pickled fruits and vegetables, accompanied by a little saki (rice wine).
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