|Here are a few of the Japanese floats/buoys|
we've found. They're heavy, made of thick, hard
black plastic. These are spherical, about
18 inches in diameter, but we've found some
much larger and even smaller, in all colors.
We’ve discovered ocean-facing shorelines in remote, unpopulated places that are chock-full of debris from Japan’s horrific 2011 tsunami. It’s all plastic stuff. By count, it seems mostly to be small bottles of consumer goods like drink bottles or liquid soap bottles. By weight, it seems mostly to be thick, hard-plastic floats or buoys of all different sizes. Most are black with one or two eyes molded in. From what I’ve been able to determine, these were used in Japanese oyster farms. We’ve also found shoes, polypropylene, plastic crates, coolers, and many odds and ends. Everything has Japanese Kanji characters on them.
I’m interested in learning what is written on that horseshoe-shaped thing below and I appreciate the help of anybody who reads Japanese or can forward this to someone they know who does.
|And this is the most unusual thing we've come across.|
It's filled with dense foam and covered in black vinyl,
hand sewn onto it. I'd like to learn what it is and
what it says.
|All dressed up for laundry day in Winter Harbour, BC.|