In 1892, the whakata family built a house in the village of Takamatsu.
The family owned an estate at the base of the mountains in Miyagi Prefecture.
But the family was struggling financially and the property was not profitable.
In 1894, the Japanese government offered the whalers a lucrative trade, offering a lucrative offer of land for the whaling industry.
The whalewomen agreed to the terms.
As the whaler, Yukio Yutaka, moved south, the family’s reputation for whaling disappeared.
By the 1920s, the land was gone.
Whalers in the 1930s also found it hard to make a living.
“When the whippers are not doing their job, they lose their jobs,” says John P. Bower, who served as a Japanese whaling commission official and is now the director of the University of New Mexico Museum of Whale Watching.
In the 1930, Bower was in charge of the wharf at Kashiwa, Japan’s largest whaling port, where Japan was trying to secure a berth for the first whaling ship.
Bowers says there were also problems with Japanese whalemen, who were often illiterate.
“There was a lot of poor management of the workforce and the lack of supervision of the workers,” he says.
The Japanese government in the 1950s took on some of the responsibility of keeping the whales and whaling vessels in good condition.
In 1955, the government introduced the Whaling Act, which allowed whaling to continue.
Today, whaling is conducted in Japanese waters, but the government allows the Japanese whaler to hunt in international waters, including the Arctic Ocean.
Whaling is considered a symbol of Japanese society and culture.
Japanese culture also celebrates whaling, and in recent years, the country has also begun to promote the wha-shan, or “whaling” of the endangered humpback whale.
The Whaling Museum of America in San Diego hosts a whaling festival every March.
The event includes the opening of a whaleport and the opening ceremony of a new whaling station, the “Takamatsu Whaling Station.”
“We are honored to bring this to the United States,” says Yutakahara Shintaro, a museum volunteer who leads the annual festival.
“I think the Japanese culture is very strong here.”
In addition to a celebration of whaling and the whale industry, the festival is also the time of the winter solstice.
It also commemorates the start of the Christmas season, when people are encouraged to gather and make presents for one another.
“The theme is Christmas,” says Bower.
“You’re going to have to put your money where your mouth is and do something good with it.”
The Whalering Museum of New England holds a Christmas-themed event in Boston, called the Christmas Day Festival, which is attended by hundreds of people.
This year, the museum has added a Christmas theme to the event.
“We have to remember that there is no better way to spend Christmas than to celebrate the Japanese heritage of whalming and whale watching,” says the museum’s director, Linda S. O’Connell.