Seed oyster boxes

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ddr-densho-15-112 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p15-00112)

Mitsuoka Collection

These boxes once contained seed oysters from Japan. The oysters were strewn in the beds where oyster spawn or "spats" would attach themselves to the shells. The oysters were harvested the following season.

c. 1936


Still Image


Courtesy of the Mitsuoka Family Collection

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