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Yezo

[Japanese ye-zaw]
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noun
  1. former name of Hokkaido.
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  • On the northern island, Yezo, the winter lasts quite seven months.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Wild geese and ducks spend the summer in Yezo and the winter in Hondo.

  • The Yezo ponies are characterised by their long hair and mane.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu

    A. H. Savage Landor

  • Esashi is a large place, and is one of the oldest towns in Yezo.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu

    A. H. Savage Landor

  • These terraces are wooded mostly with alder, Yezo fir, and beech.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu

    A. H. Savage Landor