Accidental dispersal of Micronesian voyaging canoes is well known. While most of this occurred within the archipelagos, some was further afield. A twelfth century Japanese report narrates the arrival of a boat of castaways to the Izu Islands (off Tokyo). This paper examines this narrative against the background of other documented long distance dispersal from Micronesia, such as vagrant saltwater crocodiles and a canoe drifting from Lamotrek to Shanghai (China).
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Pacific Asia Inquiry|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|