Launch of a new Japanese Maps Digital Collection on Manchester Digital Collections

A message from Sonia Favi from the John Rylands Research Institute:

Dear colleagues,


I would like to announce the launch of a new Japanese Maps Digital Collection, created in collaboration with the John Rylands University Library at the University of Manchester (UK), as part of my Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Project (Travel in Tokugawa Period Japan (1603-1868): Identity, Nation and Social Transformation, 2019-2021).

The Collection is part of the Manchester Digital Collections portal, and draws on cartographic materials from the University of Manchester Library Japanese Collection and the Maps Collection. It is an ongoing project, to which items are being progressively added.

The following blog post gives a general overview of the collection:

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the call for papers for the following International Symposium, linked to the Collection and to my research project:


I hope this finds your interest and works as a resource for research and teaching. Any feedback will be much appreciated.

Best regards,

Sonia Favi


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellow
John Rylands Research Institute
The University of Manchester
150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH