Oyster farmer

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ddr-densho-15-99 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p15-00099)

Mitsuoka Collection

Hisato "Monks" Yano harvesting oysters with tongs. Tongs were used when the tide was not completely out. Oysters were collected between two rakes, one at the end of each pole. The harvester pushed the poles together, closing the rakes, then pulled up the oysters. One load weighed approximately 20 to 30 pounds.

c. 1937


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Courtesy of the Mitsuoka Family Collection

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