December 14, 2018

Old Maps in Asia: An International Symposium at Toyo Bunko

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On December 8 & 9, 2018, the Seventh International Symposium of Inter-Asia Research Networks was held at Toyo Bunko in Tokyo, Japan.

Old Maps in Asia Toyo Bunko Symposium

Image source: https://sites.google.com/site/tbkenkyubulecture/kenkyukai-sinpo

(Accessed on December 14, 2018)

The theme of the symposium was “Old Maps in Asia: Basic Information and Perspective for New Research.” Two researchers made presentations on the maps of Okinawa.

(1) WATANABE Miki (The University of Tokyo)

“The Oldest Map Becomes the Newest: Takemori Dōetsu’s 1696 Map of the Ryūkyū Kingdom”

(2) TAKAHASHI Kimiaki (Toyo Bunko; Nagoya University)

“Ryukyu and Taiwan in Maps of China Made in Edo Japan”

The National Archives of Japan’s Digital Archive has several maps of the Ryukyus.

https://www.digital.archives.go.jp/DAS/pickup/view/category/categoryArchives/0300000000/0301000000/00

The Okinawa Prefectural Archives also has a page dedicated to the maps of the Ryukyus.

http://www.archives.pref.okinawa.jp/event_information/past_exhibitions/5740

Past Events related to the Maps of the Ryukyus

Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum’s exhibition: “Maps of the Ryukyus and Okinawa” (February – April 2017)

Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum Exhibit 2017