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According to the document, this vessel washed ashore at
Harashagahama in Hitachi-no-kuni (present-day Ibaraki prefecture).
The body of the ship, described as 3.3 meters tall and 5.4 meters
wide, had been built from red sandalwood and iron and was fitted
with windows of glass or crystal.
The mysterious characters of an unknown alpahabet were found
inscribed inside the vessel.
Aboard the drifting vessel was a finely dressed young woman
with a pale face and red eyebrows and hair. She was estimated
to be between 18 and 20 years old. Because she spoke an
unfamiliar tongue, those that encountered her were unable to
determine from whence she came. In her arms she clutched a
plain wooden box that appeared to be of great value to her,
as she would allow nobody to approach it.
This is an illustration from a book "Ume No Chiri (Dust of Apricot)" published in 1803. A foreign ship and crew witnessed at Haratonohama (Haratono Seashore) in Hitachi no Kuni (Ibaragi Prefecture), Japan this strange object. According to the explanation in the drawing, the outershell was made of iron and glass, and strange letters shown in this drawing were seen inside the ship.