temporary exhibition

Finished exhibitions


Sep. 17, 2022 (Sat) - Dec. 11, 2022 (Sun)
10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)

Giving Insight into How Printing Benefited People in the Creation of Maps and Geographical Materials with a Focus on Japan’s Early Modern Period

Maps are indispensable for our daily lives. Since ancient times maps have been created as a way to communicate geographical information, and they were made available in the form of printed material for use by a great number of people. Specifically in the early modern period, the first printed map appeared in Japan, and a range of maps and geographical materials were subsequently made in accordance with the expansion of printing and publication activities in the private sector. Furthermore, in line with the development of Dutch studies in Japan, Western knowledge about maps was introduced to the country, which broadened the local world of maps. Then, in the latter half of the early modern period, Ino Tadataka created the first modern map of Japan, which had a great impact on the country.


Sep. 17, 2022 (Sat) - Dec. 11, 2022 (Sun)


Mondays, Sep. 20th 2022, Oct. 11th 2022
*Open, however, Sep. 19th 2022, Oct. 10th 2022


10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)


Adults: 500 yen
University students: 300 yen
High school students: 200 yen
*50 yen discount per person in groups of more than 20 people
*Junior high school students and younger / ages 70 and over: free
*Those with a Handicapped Person's Passbook, their helper can enter the Museum free of charge.
*Free admittance on Culture Day, Nov 3


Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Inc.


Japan Coast Guard / Kokugakuin University Library / ZENRIN MUSEUM / Tsuchiura City Museum / Historiographical Institute The University of Tokyo / Department of Earth and Planetary Science, The University of Tokyo / Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History / Meiji University Library

Exhibits and installation view

Sep. 17, 2022 (Sat) - Dec. 11, 2022 (Sun)
10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)
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