関東震災全地域鳥瞰図絵. [Kantō Shinsai zenchiiki chōkanzue] [Bird-eye's View of the Kanto Earthquake Disaster Area]. HATSUSABURŌ YOSHIDA, 吉田初三郎.
関東震災全地域鳥瞰図絵. [Kantō Shinsai zenchiiki chōkanzue] [Bird-eye's View of the Kanto Earthquake Disaster Area].

関東震災全地域鳥瞰図絵. [Kantō Shinsai zenchiiki chōkanzue]
[Bird-eye's View of the Kanto Earthquake Disaster Area].

大阪朝日新聞. [Ōsaka Asahi Shinbun]. 大正13 [ 1924]. Stock ID #170404

Folding colour bird's-eye view map of the region affected by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. Staining and soiling particularly evident on reverse and only occasionally on map, surface of map abraded in one 2 x 4cm section resulting in a small hole, a little worn along the folds, few chips and tears along margin. In very secondhand condition but nevertheless a striking and interesting map.

This is an extensive bird's-eye view map in colour of the fires caused by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. It centres around Tokyo and covers from Choshi in the east to Mt Fuji in the west. Numerous locations are labelled with their place names, the map draws the viewer's eye to the extent of the damage caused by the earthquake in the wider region.

The reverse side provides detailed information on the recoveries in the year that has passed since the earthquake with 10 photographic illustrations and extensive text in Japanese printed in blue ink. The areas covered include Tokyo, Yokohama and Kamakura. Interestingly, recovery information on night-life areas in Tokyo and population on foreign residents in Yokohama are also supplied.

The map was drawn by Yoshida Hatsuzaburo, who was born in Kyoto in 1884 and known as the "Hiroshige of the Taisho period" as he produced over 1600 bird's-eye view maps of numerous sights in Japan throughout his career. As the domestic tourism started to flourish in Japan, his bird's-eye view maps became very popular as they visually introduced topography, sightseeing sites, and their place names to the wider public. His work first attracted attention when Prince Hirohito who later became Emperor Showa praised one of Yoshida's maps during his student trip to Kyoto.

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