Dokdo Island Products Ulleungdo Exports in 1904
Japanese Tax Records Show Dokdo Under Korean Control in 1904
Foreign Affairs Records State Dokdo Seal Products Classed and Taxed as Ulleungdo~Korean Exports
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鬱島郡節目

內閣總理大臣 尹容善 閣下

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鬱島郡節目

本郡陞設 今旣兩年 全島庶務 尙多草創之中 數三悖民 興訛梗化 煽動居民 則不可不自本部 講究方略
確立郡規 故別成節目 以送 依此擧行 無或違越 島民中若有如前執迷 不遵令飭者 這這摘發卽速馳報
則當有別般嚴處矣 惕念擧行節目辭意 亦爲眞諺飜謄 揭付各洞俾無一民不聞不知之弊事

一 日本潛越人等 偸斫木料 別般嚴禁事

一  本島人民中 家屋田土 或有暗賣外國人者 當一律施行事

一  本島開拓 尙未盡 懇爲念民人成家 姑未定稅 凡於島民耕食居生 若移居內陸 不得私相賣買 還爲官有事

一  現存公廨 爲七間 則仍舊修葺 若果狹窄四五間 略加建築 俾無民弊事

一  鄕長一員 書記一名 使令三名 姑先略施 以爲供役事

一  郡守以下 鄕長書記使令 餼料不得不自郡 略略算定 而本島戶數 足爲五百戶 則每戶春等 麥三斗 秋等黃豆四斗式 收斂分排廩料事

一  五百戶 每戶收麥爲三斗 則共計一千五百斗 凡石則爲一百石內 郡守一員廩況六十石 鄕長一員餼料十二石 書記一名十石 使令三名 每名六石式 合十八石 總計一百石 以爲定式事

一  各道商船來泊本島 捕採魚藿人等處 每十分抽一 收稅 外他出入貨物 從價金 每百抽一 以補經費事

一  官船一隻 不可不急先辦備 然後以便航路 而來往本部調査委員入島時 田士能李東信處 偸斫木料之屬公者 這這査徵 以爲購買船隻事

一  未盡條件 自本郡爛商會議 更爲磨鍊事

後錄

香木 貳百斤 間一年 進上事
戶布錢 五百兩 每年輸納于度支部事
郡守 年俸及鄕長書記使令餼料 總算
郡守 春等麥六十石 秋等黃豆四十石 合一百石
鄕長 春等麥十二石 秋等黃豆十二石 合二十四石
書記一名 春等麥十石 秋等黃豆十二石 合二十二石
使令每名 春等麥六石 秋等黃豆十二石 三名合麥十八石 合黃豆三十六石 總計麥一百石 黃豆一百石

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The Situation on Ulleundo
Population, Business of Japanese, Items of import /export
(The report by consul at Pusan, 31st July, 1905)

Section 1 – Population
There were 85 households and 260(175.male and 85-female) people in the December of last year report. The number increased to 110 households and 366 population this June. The stats below show how the number increased from April to June.

April ,May ,June
Households 89, 98, 110
Male 155, 206, 219
Female 96, 135, 147
Sum 251, 341, 366

Section 2 – Business of Japanese
Next, the stats for the variety of occupation from April to June below show what kind of business Japanese are getting engaged or what kind of business are increasing. Note: not a small number of people engage in two or more businesses for one person.

Business April, May, June
Officials 3, 3, 3
Doctor 1, 2 ,2
Importer 8, 8, 8
Exporter 5, 5, 7
Broker 21, 21, 21
Dealer in China 2, 2, 2
Dealer in household goods 0, 1, 1
Oil dealer 1, 1, 1
Lumber dealer 2, 2, 2
Carpenter 7, 12, 12
Joiner 3, 3, 3
Sawyer 43, 50, 52
Cooper 0, 0, 1
Blacksmith 5, 5, 5
Day labourer 2, 2, 2
Restaurant 1, 1, 1
Tofu maker 2, 2, 2
Farmer 2, 3, 3
Diver(潜水業) 0, 0, 2
Fishermen 15, 27, 31
Diver(海士) 0, 32, 32
Sailor 0, 31, 31
Employee 2, 2, 2
Servant 2, 1, 1
Dressmaker 2, 2, 2
Laundry 1, 1, 1
Handiworker 1, 1, 1
Charcoal burner 1, 1, 1
Post office 1, 1, 1
Sum

Section 3 – The items of import / export
Next is the number to show the situation of the im/export in comparison between this year and around the same period last year.

export in 4-6, 1905 export in 4-6, 1904
Items unit Quantity, Price, Quantity, Comparison
Soy beans Koku(石) 214 / 1,605 / 470 / △256
Zelkova trees lumber Sai(才) 62,118 / 3,727 / 38,382 / 23,726
Dried abalone Kin(斤) 4,770 / 4,770 / — / 4,770
Sea lion skins Kan(貫) 1,275 / 1,275 / 800 / 475
Sea lion oils To(斗) 414 / 538 / 20 / 394
Sea lion lees To(斗) 800 / 160 / — / 800

Sum 12,075

Addition to that, there were exports of 1,500 Kan(貫) of firewood, 26 Kan and 800 Me(目=匁) mushrooms、52 Kan laver, 1 barrel of ●, 347 Hyou(俵) of Salt, 16,387 Sai of Japanese hemlock lumber, 200 Kan of Korean coins, 800 Kan of Phellodendron, 850 Kan of dried squid and 800 Kan of Sealion meat.

The Sealion called “トド(Todo)” lives on the island called “Lanko” which is located about South east of 25-ri from Ulleundo. From around last year, the residents of Ulleundo(鬱陵島民) started to hunt them. The hunting season is 6 months from April to September. It is said that around ten hunters or seamen on one fishing ship catch 5 sea lions on average in one day. Thus, there are about 30 people with 3 sets of fishing boats who engage in this business. The market price of the sea lion is 3 Yen(円) per one sea lion on average.

As for the haul of abalone, Yoshimura of Kumamoto(熊本) pref. engaged in diving with 2 diving equipment, and the catch was 300 Kin(斤) of fresh abalone per one diving gear on average. Another man, Hamaguti of Mie(三重) pref. lead 32 divers(海士) and 10 sailors on 2 fishing boats and engaged in gathering abalones. The amount of abalone was more or less than 530 Kin per one day on average. Fresh abalone reduced in their weight when they are dried, So the reduction of Kin was almost 9/10. It is said that 300-530 kin of fresh water dried into 30-53 Kin.

The export from this island is to Pusan in most cases. Now, below is the import statistics of the goods this year (items, numbers and price) to show the comparison with the data of April to June last year.

Import 4-6, 1905 Import 4-6, 1904
Item Quantity Price Quantity Comparison
Polished rice 122 / 1,652 / 470 / △256
Glutinous rice 1 / 25 / 0 / 0
Sake 17 / 52 / 10 / 7
Shochu 20 / 83 / 0 / 20
Oil 18 / 63 / 20 / 2
Sugar 220 / 25 / 140 / 80
White Cotton 575 / 805 / 120 / 455
Twill weave cotton 42 / 252 / 36 / 6
Cotton thread / 5 / 12 / —   /   5
Cotton / 6 / 12 / — / 6
Fabric(textiles) 15 / 30 / — / 15
Iron 58 / 19 / 225 / 169
Cigar 280 / 21 / 1,010 / 780
Match 1 / 6 / 1 / 0
China unknown / 10 / 500 / unknown
Salt 70 / 15 / 450 / 380
Soy source 6 / 9 / 9 / 3
Vermicelli 10 / 25 / — / 10
Sum 3,116

Addition to this, during the period from June to December in 1904, there were 750 vacant bottles, 750 cigarette, 150 ropes, 100 bundle of tobaccos 350 Kin of Japanese cedar barks, 345 Kanmon(貫文) of Korean coins, 40 Tatamis, 5 Koku 6 To of Chinese rice, 13 Koku 2 To of Sake lees and 4 Shou of Acetic acid for the import.