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Records of History

"Records of History"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 15  October 18, 2016 (Tue) - December 18, 2016 (Sun)

Map of Kozuke Province (Present-day Gunma prefecture) (detail), Edo period, 19th century

Tokyo National Museum includes a large collection of historical objects and documents. This collection began with objects previously owned by the Edo shogunate government. From the museum's establishment in 1872 (Meiji 5) onward, the collection grew through the holding of exhibitions as well as surveys of cultural properties.
This exhibition displays various historical records and objects. These include maps from the Edo period (1603–1868) and Meiji era (1868–1912), in addition to illustrated albums relating to academic fields and industry. Selected pieces from the TNM’s extensive collection of photographs dating back to the end of the Edo period, which show the individuals, landscapes, expositions, and cultural properties of those times, are also exhibited.

Current exhibit includes:
Map of Kozuke Province (Present-day Gunma prefecture), Edo period, 19th century
Tomioka Silk MillInterior view,
Dated 1877