Japan : Copier not identified,
3 v., 27 cm.
East Asia Library Collection
Numerous castaway stories were compiled into these three volumes.
This includes the stories of castaways from foreign countries to Japan, as well as the story of a famous castaway, Daikokuya Kōdayū. Daikokuya drifted to the Aleutian Islands in 1782. In order to request permission to return home, he was granted an audience with Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great. He eventually returned to Japan in 1792.
大黒屋光太夫. (2001-2014). In 日本大百科全書. 東京 : 小学館. Retrieved from http://alliance-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/UW:TN_japanknow1001000141560
Laver, M. (2011). The Sakoku Edicts and the Politics of Tokugawa Hegemony. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press. DS871.7 .L38 2011
宮本常一, 原口虎雄, 比嘉春潮 (Eds.). (1968). 日本庶民生活史料集成 (Vol. 5). 東京 : 三一書房. DS821 .N6793 v. 5