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Originally posted by Hitotsumami
reply to post by kevinunknown
Ancient Chinese art of a very strange object. Forgive me if I am mistaken, but I believe it was on a beach? I cannot remember the details, haha.
Haratonohama, Hitachi, Japan - 1803
The book "Ume No Chiri" (Dust of Apricot)
tells us that a "foreign ship and crew" was once
witnessed at Haratonohama (Haratono Seashore)
in Hitachi no Kuni (Ibaragi Prefecture), Japan.
The outer shell was made of iron and glass
and strange letters were seen inside the ship.
The last mystery is the illustrations of strange boats. According Yanagida's theory (Yanagida 1962), in the early version of the folklore, the boat was a simple dugout which is presently used in southern Asia. However, as time went on, people forgot the original shape of the dugout. To give credibility to the story, people had to improve the boat in the folklore because skeptics claimed that it would be impossible to travel across such a long distance in the ocean in a simple dugout. So, the roof (or the cover with windows) was added to the simple dugout. It is not difficult to consider that, as time went on, a simple dugout eventually became a hollow boat with glass windows and a reinforced structure as shown in figures 2 and 3.
It is unreasonable to assume that the boats as shown in figures 2 and 3 resemble modern UFOs. In the stories the boat did not fly and did nor even move by itself on the sea. Some parts of the boat were reinforced by the iron plates. This means that most parts of the boat were made of wood. The boat was constructed by the technology within human imaginations at that time.
Originally posted by blupblup
reply to post by Hitotsumami