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Kawamura’s Map of Feudal Togo

2013.09.30 (Mon)

Feudal map伯耆国河村郡東郷荘下地中分絵図

This map was made in the year 1258 and shows proof of how the feudal lord of Kyoto, Matsuo Shrine, and local lords who ruled and controlled Togo manor, divided the land. It is a valuable archive which shows the early rise and fall of feudal Togo manor, which is referred to frequently in Japanese history textbooks. This map shows Lake Togo, the Sea of Japan, the mountain ranges and river flows, along with information about shrine pavilions, private homes, horse pastures, and fishing boats. It paints a picture of the natural environment and the daily life of residents in the mid-13th century.

東郷荘を支配していた領主の京都・松尾神社と地元の地頭が和解し、土地を分割する方法を示した証拠の絵図で、1258(正嘉2)年に描かれました。荘園の盛衰を示す貴重な資料で、日本史の教科書にも度々取り上げられています。東郷湖や日本海、周囲の山並み、川の流れ、社殿、民家、放牧された馬、漁船なども描かれていて、当時の自然環境や住民の生活ぶりも伝わってきます。

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Interesting. Where is the map held?


    • Why thank you for your question. The map is held in the Tokyo University archives.



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