'Japanese junks'

No. 47 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, as title, but without any suggestion of where the coastal location may be. Colleagues in the Museum of Maritime Science, Tokyo, have kindly identified the principal vessel, lying at anchor, as a 'bezaisen' of about 150 tons: while smaller ones were used for local voyages (see PJ2093), this size was a long-distance trader typical of Osaka and Kyoto region at this period. Another similar vessel in the distance has sail raised, but is making little headway in what appears calm, overcast weather.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2097
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Date made: circa 1868
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 92 x 157 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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