Pre-Event for Commemorating
the 200th Anniversary of Inoh Tadataka’s Death
2016 Special Exhibition

The Boundary between Map and Art
  ― The 200-Year Accomplishment of the Inoh Maps
       and Panoramic Landscape Paintings ―

From October 25, 2016 to December 18, 2016

 While the Inoh Maps are modern style surveyed maps, it makes use of traditional Japanese painting and western style painting skills for its topographical depiction. One of these skills used in the maps is the bird’s-eye projection by which it depicts the landscape as if to look down from the sky. Drawn based on the subjective view of the drawer or being deformed, the bird’s-eye projection has not been used in standard modern maps. It is a technique which has rather been succeeded in the panoramic landscape works depicted by the artists of posterity like Gountei Sadahide active towards the end of the Edo period or Meiji period, and Yoshida Hatsusaburo, Matsui Tenzan in the Taisho and Showa period.
 In this Exhibition, focusing on the depiction of landscapes and topography of the Inoh Maps, we will also introduce the works of landscapes by Shiba Kokan and Aoudou Denzen who had a close relationship with Inoh Tadataka at that time, together with another history of landscape drawings from the Inoh Maps to the bird’s-eye projections at the end of Edo, Meiji and Taisho period.

Pre-Event for Commemorating
the 200th Anniversary of Inoh Tadataka’s Death
2016 Exhibition

The 1st Exhibition Inoh Tadataka and Islands

From May 24, 2016 to July 18, 2016

 “Actual Survey Record of Japan’s Coastal Areas” which was submitted to the Shogunate government together with “Maps of Japan’s Coastal Areas” describes the record of 3,800 islands, including approximately 1,400 islands of which the circumferences were actually surveyed and near 2,300 other islands which were remotely measured from the capes of islands nearby.
 In this Exhibition, the Map of Oshima of Izu Seven Islands depicting its terrain in detail from the Inoh Maps is to be exhibited. Beside this, detailed episodes are exhibited of the surveys of Sado island where Tadataka and his disciples surveyed by splitting up, and about the survey of Yaku and Tanegashima Islands where Tadataka wrote that they were “the hardest part of Japan” in his letter.

The 2nd Exhibition Tadataka’s Survey and the Elaborated Instruments

From August 30, 2016 to October 16, 2016

 The instruments he used were mostly custom-made for the nation wide survey as an unprecedented experiment. Those various instruments which enabled very accurate surveys have mechanisms elaborated by the tricks or the master-hand at technology. Tadataka also had tricks or skills worthy to maneuver them to grasp the land, sea and air of all Japan. This exhibition of good repute is to be held once a year to exhibit all of the the Inoh Tadataka related materials (National Treasures) at once.
 In the exhibition this year, the instruments and surveys by Tadataka are to be exhibited from the view of these “tricks and techniques”.

Permanent Collection Exhibition

The 83rd Periodic Exhibition The World of Inoh Tadataka Related Materials (National Treasures)

From March 29, 2016 to May 15, 2016

 In this Collection Exhibition, the typical and real materials from 5 categories (maps/drawings, documents/records, missives, books and instrume nts) are exhibited and those introduce the profoundness of the Inoh Tadataka Related Materials.

The 84th Periodic Exhibition The World of Inoh Tadataka Related Materials (National Treasures)

The first half :From July 26, 2016 to August 21, 2016

The latter half:From December 20, 2016 to January 15, 2017

The 85th Periodic Exhibition The World of Inoh Tadataka Related Materials (National Treasures)

From January 24, 2017 to March 20, 2017

The 86th Periodic Exhibition The World of Inoh Tadataka Related Materials (National Treasures)

From March 28th, 2017

Hina Dolls of the Inoh Family

From January 24, 2017 to March 20, 2017

 Old 外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。Hina dolls(外部サイト) together with its accessories are to be exhibited. They have been passed down to the current daughters of headman of the Inoh family, who are the fourth generation after Tadataka. Also, old Hina dolls of the old Nara family who was a draper's being originated from Kyoto and the biggest merchant house in Sawara at the Late Edo, Meiji and Taisho period.

Various Events and Experience Courses

"Petit Challenge for the Mapping Technique of Tadataka!"
 Summer Workshop for Kids

 In the modern life, we are acclimated to GPS and automotive navigation system. What kind of methods was Tadaka applying at that time?
In this workshop, the participants can experience easily how Tadataka surveyed and produced maps by using familiar tools with the assistance of curators. Additionally, the Museum offers a certificate to those who have completed a map.

Days: July 30, 31 & August 6, 7, 2016

 Application should be necessary. Please wait for the announcement about details.

Guide Tour Program to Be Held Every Weekend

 The participants to the program will be provided brief explanation and advice by curators while exploring the regular exhibits. Prior-booking is not required.

Date and time: Every Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays
 (except the days closed of the Museum)
 From 14:15 (about 25 min.)


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