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Kitamae Ship's Journey
Hokkaido Hokodate Matsumae Esashi Yoichi Otaru
Rishiri Rebun NEmuro Akkeshi
Osaka
Hyogo
Tokushima
Kagawa
Okayama
Hiroshima
Yamaguchi
Fukuoka
Shimane
Tottori
Hyogo
Kyoto
Fukui
Ishikawa
Toyama
Niigata
Yamagata
Akita
Aomori
Hokkaido
Kelp Road and Meiji Restoration
Migaki Nishin (Polished Herrings)
Herrings in Hokkaido were transported to West Japan not only as food, but also as fertilizer, and the Kitamae Ship owners earned a lot of money. Herring, if polished, would not spoil too soon. It was a valuable source of protein for the people.
Migaki Nishin (Polished Herrings)