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  • Japanese: 俵物 (tawaramono, hyoumotsu)

Tawaramono, or "straw bales goods," was a term used to refer to marine products, particularly from Ezo (Hokkaidô), in the Edo period, including abalone, sea cucumber (iriko), kombu, shark fin, and the like.


  • Gallery labels, Okinawa Prefectural Museum, August 2013.
  • Arne Kalland, Fishing Villages in Tokugawa Japan, University of Hawaii Press (1995), 167.