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Resources for Japan Scholars: ‘Japan and the World on Maps’ Collection

‘Japan and the World on Maps’ Collection

Part of the Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive, this collection features over 100 historic maps, ranging from charts of individual provinces in Japan to early world maps. Catalogue entries are mostly in Japanese, however the catalogue categories themselves are in English.

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Main image: Sourced from Centre for Open Data in the Humanities’ Kuzushiji Dataset (Source)

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