The author has considered the import of Western nails since the end of the early modern period and their prices, and used the newspapers of that time, and it is shown that the earliest confirmation of imports of Western nail prices is the “Nail-rod” listed in “THE JAPAN HERALD.” dated April 16, 1864. By reading through subsequent papers such as "THE JAPAN WEEKLY MAIL.” (abbreviated as JWM), I show that the Nail-rod was imported into Japan until the first half of 1890 and the price transition could be clarified, this was the similar price trend of kugi-sao and kugi-tetu reported in the Japanese paper “Chugai Bukka Shimpo” and the subsequent paper “Chugai Shogyo Shinpo” (hereinafter, both papers are collectively referred to as “Chugai” paper). In addition, I have already clarified the change in the price of 1.2 sun(= 1 inch and a half) of Western nails since late 10’s of the Meiji era. By the way, I confirmed that the prices of Nail-rod and Wire Nails mentioned above are also continuously stated in the English-language paper published in the Meiji era. Therefore, this paper extracts and examines the price of Wire Nails reported in JWM, considers the relationship with the price of Western nails clarified so far, examines its validity, and clarifies the background of price fluctuations. The purpose is to do. The following points have been clarified.
The prices of Wire Nails, assorted could be confirmed in the JWM newspaper from the July 25, 1885 issue to the June 29, 1912 issue. Prices such as Wire Nails, which were compensated by exchange rates and prices, showed a good positive correlation with price fluctuations of one and a half inches of Western nails and the total import volume of iron nails. Before 1894, the price of Wire Nails was kept low compared to competing Japanese nails, and the conversion from Japanese nails to Wire Nails was attempted. Since 1900, when the production of Western nails began in Japan, the price of Wire Nails had been sensitive and the price had been on a downward trend.