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Overlaid Map Series: Tokyo – University town in the Showa Period
（planning & composition）planning & composition: Ota Minoru・map edit & production: CHIRI Geographic Information Service Co., Ltd.・edit: Mitsumura Suiko Shoin
Overlaying the map of Tokyo today on that of Tokyo in the early 60s – Readers
can learn and enjoy observing how the city has changed after large-scale
infrastructures were made such as the metropolitan expressway and Shinkansen
bullet train railways. Looking at the maps will remind people of the most
flourishing and vigorous period in Tokyo – the time when the city hosted the
Olympic Games and baby-boomers enjoyed their youth. The book will be a
good companion for exploring the city.
Nara Jidai Map Series: Heijokyo Capital
Nara is another historical city that was home to the national capital before Kyoto in the 8th century.
The map of today’s Nara printed on half-transparent tracing paper is overlaid on the map of Nara when the city used to be the capital of Japan.
Kyoto Jidai Map Series: History and Culture
The map of today’s Kyoto printed on half-transparent tracing paper is
overlaid on the map of Kyoto from five different eras: Heian (794-1185), Muromachi (1336-1573),Azuchi Momoyama (1573-1603),End of Edo (1603-1868) and modern
times. Only a city like Kyoto which has a long history can provide such a historically fascinating opportunity.
Tokyo Jidai Map Series: Edo Period
The map of today’s Tokyo printed on half-transparent tracing paper is
overlaid on the map of Tokyo from the late 19th century… then, readers
will feel as if they had traveled in time!
Not only looking at the pages in the room but also taking the book out and about will present interesting historical information during one’s exploration in Tokyo.
Kyoto Jidai Map Series:End of Edo & Beginning of Meiji Period
The map of today’s Kyoto printed on half-transparent tracing paper is overlaid on the map of Kyoto in the late 18th century… then, readers can experience Kyoto’s two different eras of history at one time.