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tions of Japanese articles) :

Class 1. — Lacquered wares.

Gass 2. — Varnished wares.
Group XVI. — Works in ivory, tortoise shell,
horns, etc. :

Class I. — Ivory works.

Class 2. — Tortoise-shell works.
Group XVII. — Gold and silver wares and
jewelries :

Class I. — Figured gold and silver wares.

Class 2. — Inlaid works of gold and silver.

Group XVII.

— Gold and silver wares and

jewelries — Continued.

Gass 3.-

-Plated wares of gold and silver.

Class 4.-

-Precious stones.

Class 5.-

-Imitations of precious stones.

Class 6.-

-Works in shells, precious

stones, etc.

Class 7.-

-Crystal and marble works.

Gass 8.-

-Coral works.


. — Furnitures :

Gass I.-


Gass 2.-

-Ornamental furniture.

Class 3.-

-Table utensils.

Gass 4-

-Kitchen utensils. '

Class 5.-

-Mats for floor.

Group XIX.-

-Clothing and apparel :

Class I.-

—Artificial flowers.

Class 2.-

-Toilet articles.

Class 3.-


Class 4.-

-Silk handkerchiefs.

Class 5.-

—Hats and caps.

Class 6.-


Class 7.-


Class 8.-

-Shoes, boots, etc.

Class 9.-


Group XX.

— Stationery.

Group XXI


Group XXII

— Miscellaneous articles:

Class I.-


Class 2.-


Class 3.-

-Fans, round.

The section of imports.

jroup I.—

-Mineral products:

Group III.— Animal and vegetable products:


I. — Iron, pig.

Class I. — Furs and skins.


2.— Tin plates.

Class 2. — Hides and leather.


3. — Iron, bar and rod.

Class 3. — Sole leather.


4. — Iron, plate and sheet; the

Gass 4. — Ivory, shells, etc.

same, galvanized.

Class $. — Hairs, feathers, shells, horns,


5. — Iron wire, nails, screws, etc.



6.— Brass.

Class 6.— Tortoise shells.


7.— Steel.

Class 7. - Rattan.


8. — Copper wire.

Class 8. — Cigars.


9. — Lead, sheet.

Class 9.— Cigarettes.


10.— Tea lead.

Class 10. — India rubber, crude.


11. — Mercury or quicksilver.

Group IV. — Manures :


12. — Zinc, sheet.

Class I. — Beans, refuse.


13.— Saltpeter.

Class 2. — Oil cakes.

Class 14. — Kerosene.

Class 3. — Guano and other kinds of bird

Group II.-

-Marine products.


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Group III. — Manures — Continued.

Class 4. — Artificial manures.

Class 5. — Fish refuse for manure.

Class 6. — Bones, cow and buffalo.
Group V. — Timbers and wood :

Class I . — Woods for building purposes.

Class 2. — Woods for cabinetmaking and
Ciroup VI, — Cereals and flours:

Class I. — Beans, pease, and pulse.

Qass 2. — Wheat.

Class 3.— Wheat flour.
Group VII. — Beverages and provisions :

Class I. — Beer and ale.

Class 2. — Wine.

Class 3. — Champagne.

Qass 4. — Coffee and other beverages.

Class 5. — Milk, condensed and desic-

Class 6.— Butler.

Class 7. — Brown sugar

Class 8.— White sugar.

Class 9. — Molasses and sirup.
Group VIII. — Drugs, medicines, and spices:

Class I . — Phosphorus, amorphous.

Class 2. — Caustic soda.

Class 3. — Musk.

Class 4. — Iodide of potash.

Class 5. — Salicylic acid.

Class 6. — Carbolic acid.

Class 7. — Peruvian bark.
Group IX. — Dyes and paints:

Class I. — Dry indigo.

Class 2. — Blue.

Class 3. — Vermillion.

Class 4. — Printing ink.

Qass 5. — Paint in oil.

Class 6. — Extract of logwood.

Class 7. — Mordants.

Qass 8. — Aniline dyes.

The foregoing schedule is intended to give only a very general idea of classification. This
is the case especially with the section of domestic produce and manufactures, where there are
many articles which can not be distinctly classified beforehand. Consequently, it will be
found unavoidable to sometimes vary the order and number above set forth, according to the
practical convenience of arrangement.

(7) To each of the articles on exhibit will be attached an explanatory card containing the
following items :

(a) Number.

(d) Name.

(c) Place of purchase (if the article is a donation, the fact will be stated and the full name
and address of the donor will be given).

{if) Date of purchase.

Group X. — Raw fibers, yams, and threads for
weaving purposes :
Class I. — Cotton, raw.
Class 2. — Cotton on the seeds.
Class 3. — Cotton yam.
Class 4. — Cotton threads.
Class 5. — Hemp and jute.
Class 6.— Wool.

Class 7. — Woolen threads and yam.
Class 8.— Flax.
Group XI. — Textile fabrics :
' Class I . — Muslin, shirtings of all kinds.
2.— T cloths.
3.— Ootton drills.
4. — Victoria lawns.
5.— Blankets.
6. — Flannel.
7. — Woolen cloths.
8. — Woolen cloths, mixed with

9. — Linen goods.
Class 10. — Mousseline de laine.
Class II. — Satins, silk, and cotton mix-
XII. — Glassware.
XIII.— Metal ware.
XIV. — India-rubber ware.
XV. — Paper and paper ware.
XVI. — ^Works on gold, silver, and

precious stones.
XVII. — Clocks and watches.
Group XVIII. — Furnitures and carpets.
Group XIX. — Clothings and apparel.
Group XX. — Stationery.
Group XXL— Toys.
Group XXII. — Miscellaneous articles.



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(g) Place of production.

(/) Nature of the article (^. ^., in the case of a textile fabric, mention will be made
whether it is wholly of silk or mixed with cotton).

(g) Quality (u /., the first, second, or third quality).

{A) Use.

(t) Size.

(j) Market price or original cost.

(>&) Discount (in cases where discounts are usually made on wholesale transactions).

(/) Amount of import (export) duty.

(m) Places from which, or to which, imported.

(«) The annual amount of consumption (if the present statistics can not be obtained, ac-
cording to the latest information).

{o) Useful remarks.

(8) Besides the explanations mentioned in the preceding article, a document containing
information on the following points will be prepared and placed at the office of the museum
for the use, upon request, of persons interested in the subject.

(a) Annual amount of production.

(d) Principal places of consumption.

(r) The names of principal firms engaged in exporting or importing the article.
(</) Season of demand for the article and season of its sale.

(e) Chief points of its adaptability to the tastes of consumers.
(/) The needful improvements, if any.

(j^) Comparison with Japanese articles of similar type and the state of competition exist-
ing between the two kinds.

(/;) Bounty, if any, given upon its exportation and any other kind of governmental pro-
tection for the article.

(«) Other imiX)rtant information.

(9) Every one of the articles on exhibition will be numbered to facilitate reference to the
catalogue, each class bearing a separate series of numbers.

(10) All the expenses connected with the sections for exports and imports will be defrayed
by the institution.

(11) Persons desiring to exhibit their articles in the section of domestic produce and man-
ufactures must send to the office of the museum a written application containing the following
particulars :

(a) The full name, address, and occupation of the applicant.

{d) The name of the principal firm, branch offices,«agencies, sale rooms, etc.

(c) The class of the articles to be exhibited.

(^) The quality, quantity, and price of the same.

(e) Annual production.

(/) Space required for the exhibition.

(^) Period of the exhibition.

(A) Declaration to conform with the requirements of these rules.

(12) When the application is made in accordance with the requirements in the preceding
article, the office will, at the earliest possible date, reply whether the application can be
granted or not, and, in the former case, will designate at the same time the date for forwarding
the exhibits.

(13) All the expenses of conveying, packing, unpacking, taking into the museum, and
arranging the articles are to be borne by the exhibitor. But the show cases shall be furnished
by the institution ; nevertheless the exhibitor may, by a special permission, use his own case, if
he so desires.

(14) Upon the arrival of the exhibits, the office will classify the articles and assign them
proper places for exhibition. The exhibitor or his agent can attend at the time of assigning
places, but he will not be allowed to make any protest as to the nature of the locations given.

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(15) The exhibitor is required to pay exhibition charges at the following rate :
Table of charges to be paid for exhibition in the section of domestic produce and manufactures.


For three

For six

1 section^




a sections


3 sections..

4 sectioDSM

For every additional section, 6 sen will be charged for three months' exhibition and 10
sen for six months' exhibition.

By one section in the above table, is meant i superficial shaku square or a fraction thereof.

For articles requiring altitudinal space, such, for instance, as vases, shelves, etc., no extra
charges will be made for upright space under 2 shaku ; for such space over 2 and under 4
shaku, double charges will be imposed ; over 4 and under 6 shaku, two and a half times the
ordinary charges will be made, and for upright space in excess of 6 shaku, three times
the schedule rates will be charged.

For exhibits requiring wall space, such as carpets, picture frames, etc., half the amount of
the regular charges in the above table will be imposed.

(16) Exhibitors using their own cases must pay the charges according to the space they

(17) When commercial catalogues, price lists, etc., are exhibited along with the articles,
the same charges will be imposed as in the case of regular exhibits.

(18) The charges for exhibiting articles will be calculated for three months from the time
of exhibition, and paid invariably in advance for that period; and a discontinuance of the
exhibition before the expiration of the term will not entitle exhibitors to a refund of paid

(19) Every exhibitor is required to invariably attach to his exhibits his full name and ad-
dress, the locality of his principal firm, branch shops, agencies, etc., as well as the quality
and price of the articles exhibited. Whenever any change occurs in these particulars, he
shall at once give to the office due notice to that effect, either verbally or in writing.

The information above referred to may be given both in Japanese and English, if deemed
desirable from the nature of the articles.

Every exhibitor is required to furnish the office with full information respecting the sale of
articles he exhibits.

(21) In selling his articles, the exhibitor shall charge the price which he has notified to
the office, unless it has been much affected by some fluctuations in the market price.

(22) In case an exhibitor wishes to prolong his exhibition beyond the term engaged, he
shall give due notice to that effect at least ten days previously and remit at the same time, by
registered letter or some other manner, the amount of the charges for the additional three
months. In the absence of such notice, the office, understanding that the articles are not in-
tended to be continued on exhibition, will remove them at the expiration of the term, and
will deliver them to the exhibitor, his agent, or his branch shop, as the case may be. In such
cases, the institution does not hold itself responsible for the damages that may possibly be
done to the articles in packing and transporting. All articles when withdrawn will be packed
and forwarded at the expense of the exhibitor.

(23) Upon the receipt of the withdrawal of articles on exhibit, the office will pack and
deliver them to the exhibitor or his agent. As to the delivery, packing, transportation,
damages, etc., they shall be treated in the same manner as in the preceding article.

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(24) Each exhibitor is allowed to register in the office without charge his address and
the price list, advertisement, etc., of his exhibits.

(25) Exhibitors are at liberty to replace from time to time their articles on exhibit, and
the office reserves to itself the right to order them to do so, whenever such removal is deemed

(26) While the office will undertake to clean and keep the exhibits in good order, and
will otherwise take general care of them, it does not hold itself responsible for loss arising
from accidental disaster or theft.

(27) Each exhibitor or his agent has free admittance into the museum at any time while
it is opened. For this purpose, the office will furnish him with a special ticket of admittance,
which he is requested to show without fail to the ticket inspector.


(28) In connection with the museum, there is established a section of packing, where
specimens, patterns, diagrams, and materials of different styles of packing merchandise will
be exhibited for the information of all concerned.

(29) Specimens, patterns, etc., in the preceding article shall bear labels describing the
dimensions, shape, etc., of the articles to be packed, the method best adapted for their trans-
portation, and other facts calculated to give necessary information on thb subject.


(30) There are provided in the institution special places for posting different kinds of no-
tices and advertisements. Those who desire to avail themselves of this provision should send
to the office a written application containing the following items (application may, however,
be made orally, if unavoidable) :

(a) The fall name and address of the applicant.

(d) The subject of advertisement; the amount of wall space wanted for the same.

(c) Period of the advertisement.

(d) Declaration to conform to all the requirements of these rules.

(31) When application is made in the above manner, the office shall, as soon as possible,
reply whether it can be granted or not. In regard to the payment of charges, the assign-
ment of space, etc., they shall be treated in the same manner as in the case of the exhibits of
domestic produces and manufactures.

(32) Those who desire to post bilb, notices, and advertisements shall pay charges at the

following rates:

Charges for advertisements.


10 days....
30 days...
1 month.,
a months

3 months.

4 months.

5 months.

6 months.

. ' .1 .

I secuon. a sections. 3 secuons. 4 sections. '5 sections. 6 sections.

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For every additional section or month, 10 additional sen is charged.

By a section in the above table is meant I shaku square or a fraction thereof.

(33) 1 he charges in the above table must all be paid in advance. In case of advertise-
ment extending beyond three months, the amount for each three months must be prepaid at
a time.

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(34) The institution has a library containing various works of importance on commerce
and industry, which the visitors may consult for information.

(35) The library is provided with various kinds of pamphlets published by the institution
and works on the following subjects :

(a) Reports, statistics, etc., relating to communication and transportation.

(d) Reports, statistics, etc., relating to commerce and industry.

[c) The customs tariffs, etc., of the principal commercial nations.

(tf) Trademarks and patents.

(^) The latest publications relating to commerce and industry.

(/) Maps, charts, and atlases.

(g) Catalogues of commercial and industrial museums abroad.

(A) Home and foreign newspapers and periodicals of commerce and industry.

(36) Visitors wishing to peruse any books in the library can procure them by signifying
their desire to the attendant, to whom they must return the books when they retire from the
library. •


(37) The institution will publish reports either periodically or at convenient times.

(38) These reports are intended primarily as the medium for giving the necessary expla-
nations about the articles on exhibition in the museum. In addition to this, items of news
considered to be interesting to the commercial and industrial circles will be transcribed from
newspa[>ers and periodicals both at home and abroad.

(39) These reports will be sold publicly at a reasonable price.


(40) When considered necessary, a temporary exhibition will be held either within or
outside of the museum.

(41) Rules for such temporary exhibitions will be fixed specially at the time.


(42) Samples on exhibition, excepting those in the section of domestic produce and man-
ufactures, may be lent or cuttings thereof given to those persons who are engaged in manu-
facture or commerce, provided they are domiciled in the city of Osaka.

(43) When a visitor wishes to borrow or procure samples, he shall signify his desire to
the attendant, who will at once communicate the request to the director of the institution.
Should there be no objection, the director will cause the article to be leht during hours that
will cause no inconvenience to the exhibition, or direct that cuttings thereof be given to the

The applicants for samples on exhibition are required to make immediate payment for the
same at the following rates :

(a) For borrowing samples of merchandise or patterns of packing, 5 per cent of the origi-
nal price.

(d) For borrowing books, maps, etc., 5 per cent of the original price; for cuttings of sam-
ples, a certain amount to be designated by the office according to the original price of the

In all those three cases, a proper appraisement shall be made to determine the amount to
be paid whenever the original price can not be ascertained.

In case the borrowed article is lost, damaged, or stained, proper compensation shall be
made for the same by the payment of an amount of money to be determined by the authority
of the institution based upon original price, transportation, expenses, etc

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(46) The museum will be opened to the public daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.

(47) Visitors must be provided with the tickets of admittance.

(48) Tickets are sold at the gate and other suitable places for 2 sen apiece, visitors under
12 years of age being charged half the amount, and those under 5, admitted free.

(49) Visitors are required to follow all the directions given by the officials of the museum
and to strictly observe the rules notified at different places in the building.

(50) When visitors wish for information concerning the exhibits, they can address in-
quiries to the officials in the office.


(51) There is attached to the institution a laboratory for making chemical analyses of
chemicals, minerals, etc. The laboratory is also intended to provide manufacturers of this
city with an institution where they can make inquiries on chemical subjects and thus to pro-
mote the industrial interests of the city. The applications for chemical analysis may, how-
ever, be rejected, when the convenience of the institution requires it.

(52) The applicants for chemical analysis must pay fees in advance at the following rates:
(<z) Analysis to ascertain the quality of articles, from 30 sen to 2 yen.

(d) Analysis to ascertain the quantity of ingredients, from 50 sen to 5 yen.
(r) In case an elaborate process is needed, involving considerable expense, the fees shall
be charged according to the actual amount of expenditures.

(53) Those who desire chemical analysis and test of articles should send the articles
to the office, accompanied with a written application mentioning the following items. (If the
application is granted, the office will issue a due receipt for the articles in question.)

(a) The full name and address of the applicant.
[d) The name and quantity of the article.

(c) Place of production.

(d) The object in requesting the anal)rsis.

(54) When manufacturers in this city wish to make inquiries on chemical subjects, they
can send in application to that effect to the office of this institution.

Should they wish, however, for the periodical visits of experts to their factories, etc., to
conduct inspection on the actual spots, they must apply in writing to the city office, setting
forth the reason for sucli application.


(55) Whenever samples or advertisements are considered antagonistic in their nature to
the principles under which the institution has been organized, or injurious in any way, they
shall not be allowed to be exhibited. Even after they have already been placed on exhibition
they may be ordered away, in which event the charges will be refunded for the remainder oi
the period engaged.

(56) Any visitor violating these rules and others connected therewith may be denied ad-
mittance. Should the exhibitor or advertiser violate them lor the second time, he shall thereby
forfeit his right to exhibit his samples or to post his advertisements.

(57) In all cases of such forfeiture as is stated in the preceding article, the articles or ad-
vertisements shall be ordered away. Should their owner refuse to obey the order, they shall
be taken down by the authorities of the institution, and the charges already paid shall be

In a letter transmitted through the Department of State to Mr. Theodore
C. Search, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, under
date of December 16, 1896, Consul Connelly adds to the foregoing:

I am of opinion that it would be wise for your association, if the members
determine to exhibit their productions, to send a competent person as their

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agent, who must be able to explain all matters relating to the exhibits and
take orders. So far as the exhibiting of novel labor-saving machinery is
concerned, I would advise that the agent secure Japanese patent office pro-
tection for such machinery before placing the same on exhibition. I am
pleased to state that such protection is made possible under the provisions of
the lately ratified treaty between the Empire of Japan and that of Germany,
as, under the favored-nation clauses, its advantages extend to our Republic.

As to the possibilities for increased trade in American productions with
Japan by exhibiting at the Osaka Commercial Museum, I am clearly of the
opinion that the sale of American productions will be increased if your as-
sociation will send such articles as are used generally by the people of the
United States that can be produced at prices which will place them in com-
petition with like productions of European markets. It seems to me there
is a large and growing market here for the following articles of European
and American manufacture, to-wit: Iron piping, wire nails and tacks, stoves,
gratings, shoes, bicycles, watches, gold and plated jewelry, leather, traveling
bags and the different parts used in the construction of the same, all kinds
of door, chest, and trunk locks, trunk hardware, electrical appliances and
machinery of all kinds, and for the different products of cotton-seed oil,
including common and toilet soap. I name the above productions because
my attention is often directed to them, but it should not be taken for granted
that they constitute the entire list of those that can be marketed here, and
in this connection I repeat that all articles used generally by the consumers
of the United States can be sold to the consumers of Japan. As to the
most practical and least expensive method which the members of your asso-
ciation can employ in making their exhibits and securing profitable returns

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