ISHIKARI NISSHI by Matsuura Takeshirō (1818-1888). 1860. This is the record of the observations by Matsuura Takeshirō, who was commissioned by the Shogunate government (Bakufu) and explored the regions along the Ishikari River and its tributaries. It includes geographic information and his observation of the lives of the Ainu in these regions. Many color and black and white illustrations and one map accompany the text.