Earthquake Chronicles, Edo period, dated 1855 (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Muneyoshi)
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T1
July 31, 2012 (Tue) - September 9, 2012 (Sun)
This exhibition explores how historical materials are used in seismic research, through documents related to large earthquakes that have occurred periodically since ancient times, materials concerning a series of earthquakes in the final years of the Edo period (1603-1868), and examples of corresponding scientific analysis. The items on display aim to deepen understanding about nature as well as disaster prevention.
Current exhibit includes:
Kamakura o-nikki (Genealogical table of the descendants of Minamoto no Yoritomo), Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Art Object, Private collection)
Nihon sandai jitsuroku (True accounts of three generations in Japan), Copy: Edo period, 19th century