Yoshitaro Amano’s Tuna Fishing Boat (Japanese)

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(Japanese) This was not the ship that broke in two when Amano was riding it; this was his fishing boat. It was a boat he built and used to fish tuna in the seas of…not Panama…Costa Rica. They say that the one who taught the people of Costa Rica to eat tuna was Amano.

Apparently, they are a people who didn’t eat fish. After that, Costa Rica wasn’t enough; he came to Ecuador to fish for tuna, too. Sometimes, he would go into areas for which he did not have permission. When he did that, he said he would escape. He said it was a really good boat at that time. He made two of those boats, the Shimizu Maru, in Japan. His story is right over there. His son wrote it. Yep. So if a police vehicle ever called out a notification to him, he would escape just like that and go back, he said.

Date: April 18, 2007
Location: Lima, Peru
Interviewer: Ann Kaneko
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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