Map of the Ōshū Road, Ashino: The Yugyō Willow Tree; Shirosaka: Mountain Checkpoint at Kannon Temple and Site of the Old Checkpoint in Shirakawa (Important Cultural Property)
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 15
September 6, 2022 (Tue) - October 30, 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.
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Map of Japan: Tōhoku Region||By Inō Tadataka (1745–1818)||Edo period, 19th century||P-2906-3|
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Map of the Ōshū Road, Ashino: The Yugyō Willow Tree; Shirosaka: Mountain Checkpoint at Kannon Temple and Site of the Old Checkpoint in Shirakawa||Compiled by the Tokugawa Government Office of Travel, Formerly preserved at Asakusa Bunko Library||Edo period, 1806||P-582-51|
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Shishinden Hall, Kyoto Imperial Palace||By Yokoyama Matsusaburō (1838–84)||Meiji era, 1872||R-1367-1||On exhibit from October 4, 2022|