Map of Japan created by Ino Tadataka
Shape of Japan that has been traced step by step
In the Edo period, Tadataka Ino surveyed Japan over a period of 17 years from the age of 56, and for the first time completed a map of Japan that had been made by taking actual measurements.
In order to accurately measure distances, it is said that he trained himself to always walk with the same stride. The map he produced was so refined that it compares favorably to current satellite photos. Furthermore, he drew his map beautifully like a painting, describing details down to the terrain of the mountains and coastline and the landscape of the highways.
How did Tadataka and his team create this elaborate map?
We will use virtual reality to uncover the mystery that surrounds Tadataka Ino’s map of Japan, examining a wide range of aspects from the features of his work to his actual surveying method.
[Supervision] Tokyo National Museum
[Production] Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
April 25, 2018 － July 1, 2018
Wed, Thu, Fri
Sat, Sun, Holidays
Running time : about 35 min.
Maximum screening capacity : 90
* You may not enter/exit mid-way through the program.