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Edo and the World

Edo and the World / Honkan Room 16   October 13, 2004 (Wed) - November 21, 2004 (Sun)

  
Exhibiting historical materials that reveal how the Japanese people gained information about foreign countries under the seclusion policy (called sakoku) in Edo period
Exhibition includes:
Map of Japan, Compiled by Nagakubo Sekisui, Edo period, dated 1847
Descriptions of Different Nationalities, Edo period, 19th century
Yokohama: a Compilation of Rare Stories from Five Countries, Authored by Shohaku, Edo period, dated 1862
 Major works in this exhibition

* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Record of Stories from the Chuzan Kingdom of the Ryukyu Islands, Authored by Xu Baoguang, Edo Period, dated 1766 (Maiwa 3)
Chart of Entry Routs for ship to the Nagasaki Harbor, Edo period, 19th century
Yokohama: a Compilation of Rare Stories from Five Countries, Authored by Shohaku, Edo Period, dated 1862 (Bunkyu 2)
The first Envoy to the United States (Gift of Mr. Amano Chuzaburo)
A Collection of Batik Samples, Edo Period, 19th Century (Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)
Record of the Castaway Manjiro of Tosa, Edo period, 19th century