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- noun the second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu
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The fauna in this ecoregion includes Japan's largest mammal species: the Yezo brown bear (Ursos arctos yesoensis).
The Yezo brown bear is considered a subspecies and is also found on the neighboring Russian controlled islands.
In Hakodate I failed to see Captain Blakiston, who has walked round the whole Yezo sea-board, and all I was able to learn regarding this route was that the coast was thinly peopled by
Japan north of Tokiyo and in Yezo without specifying any route.
Typhoons are not known so far north as Yezo, but it was what they call a “typhoon rain” without the typhoon, and in no time it turned the streams into torrents barely fordable, and tore up such of a road as there is, which at its best is a mere water-channel.
That night I saw a specimen of Japanese horse-breaking as practised in Yezo.
Their numerals above one thousand are borrowed from the Hindus, and their manner of counting is the same as that of the Ainos of Yezo.
Obviously the changes in this part of Yezo have been comparatively recent, and the energy of the force which has produced them is not yet extinct.
An account of travels in the interior including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrine of Nikko by
Some of these things were doubtless gifts to their fathers when they went to pay tribute to the representative of the Shogun and the Prince of Matsumae, soon after the conquest of Yezo.
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