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Mar 31, 2007

Update: Ancient Japanese Maps

The Map Room linked to my post on the growing popularity of old maps among Japanese. Thanks to the comments of "broccoli" you can view the maps here. Then follow these instructions:
The old maps are in the left hand column, and there's one more page after you click that one to choose which topic you want. For example, to see the Natsume Soseki map mentioned in the article, you choose the second choice in the left column on the first page, then the first choice on the second page. Once you get to the maps, the four tabs at the top are (left to right) Edo era, Meiji era, Modern, and Aerial Photos.
I liked the addition of the modern day aerial photos. It's amazing to see that some areas have remained virtually unchanged for centuries.

Original post here.