Scenery and life of village emerging to illustrated map
Many illustrated maps are included in enormous ancient documents documents which Meiji University Museum possesses. The main thing is illustrated map of a village made in the Edo era. Information that can read scenery and life of farm village at the time is created. We pay attention to element constituting scenery of village of plains, village including scenery, cultivated area, the forest, river, Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine full of mountain village, variety including fishing village. Layout of land ledger in case of land survey conducted by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and farmhouse where is in the latter half of the Edo era releases illustrated maps to understand.