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Title:  Japan - Lumbering Etchu [Title from recto of mount.]
Alternate Title: Large openwork baskets filled with stones on a riverbank with squared lumber in the foreground
Item Identifier:  original library accession 17481
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Jack, John George (1861-1949, American, Canadian), photographer
Date:  1905
Dimensions:  13 x 18 cm.
Topics:  stones; rivers; baskets; basketwork; lumber
Nationality/Culture:  Japanese
Materials/Techniques:  gelatin silver process
Note:  General: Japan - Lumbering. Etchu The same. Protectors for banks made of bamboo filled with stones. Photo gift of J.G. Jack, Jan., 1935. [Information from label on verso of photo mount.]
Historical: The large cylindrial baskets in this photograph are called "jakago" and were used to reinforce riverbanks during flooding. ; Source: Kurobe, Toyama, Japan, city web site, "The Kurobe River and Pure Water."
Series: Eastern Asian Historical Photograph Collections
Location:  site: Kurobe River, Toyama, Japan
site: Toyama ken, Japan
Copyright:  Copyright 2003, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Arnold Arboretum Archives; all rights reserved.
Related Information:  Photographs of John George Jack, 1905
Use Restrictions:  Arnold Arboretum Horticulture Library (Jamaica Plain): Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library Archives. Contact repository for permissions and fees.
Repository:  Arnold Arboretum Horticulture Library (Jamaica Plain)
Record Identifier: olvwork259766

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