Maps of Japan: Eastern Hokkaido, By Inō Tadataka, Edo period, 19th century (Important Cultural Property)
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 15
May 17, 2022 (Tue) - July 10, 2022 (Sun)
Tokyo National Museum has more than artworks and archeological artifacts. The collection also includes records, which provide valuable insights into history and the cultures of different ethnic groups. This diversity stems from the Museum’s origins as a comprehensive institution in 1872. It was even home to animal, plant, and mineral specimens, although these were moved to the National Museum of Nature and Science in 1925.
The extensive collection of historical records at Tokyo National Museum now includes maps, diagrams, texts, photographs, ink rubbings, and copies of artworks. These items, dating mainly from the 17th to 20th century, shed light on politics, society, culture, transportation, and scenery in Japan. Here we display a selection of these items under different themes throughout the year.
|Designation||Name||Amount||Creation Excavation||Period||Acquisition Ownership||Comment|
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Maps of Japan: Eastern Hokkaido||By Inō Tadataka (1745-1818)||Edo period, 19th century||P-2906-1|
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Maps of the Tōkaidō Road: Ikegami Nitta Shrine in Shinagawa, Daishigawara in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Hodogaya, Totsuka, and Fujisawa||Compiled by the Office of Transportation, Previously owned by the Asakusa Bunko Library||Edo period, 1806||P-582-1|