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Featured Maps! Japan

Theme for the week: Japan

Date July 1-12, 2019

Japan is a country rich in history, culture, and natural phenomena. Our Map Collection room grants you access to information regarding these topics and many more. We selected a variety of maps that showcase Japan throughout the years.

In 2011 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of Japan. This event triggered a tsunami that devastated the inhabitants of the island. The area affected was in a state of nuclear emergency, fearing that a power plant was damaged during the natural phenomena. In our collection resides a map that depicts affected areas and explains some of the science behind this natural disaster. 

On display, there will also be a beautiful map that presents the geography of the highest peak of Japan, Mount Fuji. On this map you are able to see routes that show off the mountain’s scenery. In addition, our collection houses tourist maps of Japan that could be helpful for your next trip. This type of map depict different tourist attractions and recreational areas for people to enjoy. 

During this feature, you can also learn about the beginning of Japanese civilization, religion, or culture. One map displays a timeline of important events throughout Japanese history from 30,000 B.C. until 1945. 

Make sure to stop by the Maps Collection room in the lower level of Shield’s Library to learn more about Japan through maps. 

Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:


Title: J.G.M., for driving and sight-seeings, handy map of Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Izu Peninsula

by: Buyōdō. Japan Guide Map Co., 1976.

Call Number: MAP G7962.F84E635 1976 .B8

Title: Percentage of population change (1965-1970) : [Japan]

by: Chishitsu Chōsajo (Japan), 1973.

Call Number: MAP G7961.E24 1970 .J3

Title: Geological map of Japan

by: Imai, Isao.  1982.

Call Number: MAP G7961.C5 1982 .I6

Title: [Nihon suiri chishitsu zu] Hydrogeological map of Japan

by: Murashita, Toshio. 1964.

Call Number: MAP G7961.C3 1964 .J3

Title: Map of Japan

by: Japan Gaimushō, 1977.

Call Number: MAP G7961.C2 1977 .J2

Title: Japan

by: National Geographic Society (U.S.), 1984.

Call Number: MAP G7960 1984 .N3

Title: 1:2,000,000 map series

by: Chishitsu Chōsajo (Japan), 1970.

Call Number: MAP G7961.C5 s2000 .J2

Title: Fuji, Fuiji goko

by: Shōbunsha. Shōwa, 1995.

Call Number: MAP G7962.F84 1995 .S4

Title: Japan

by: Nihon Kōtsū Kōsha, 1963.

Call Number: MAP G7961.P3 1963 .J2

Title: Japan. 6-71

by: United States. Central Intelligence Agency, 1971.

Call Number: MAP G7960 1971 .U6

Title: Japan

by: International Travel Maps ITMB Publishing Ltd, 2000.

Call Number: MAP G7961.E635 2000 .I6

Title: Physiographic map of Japan

by: Smith, Guy Harold. 1940.

Call Number: MAP G7961.C2 1940 .S6

Title: The M9.0 great Tohoku earthquake (northeast Honshu, Japan) of March 11, 2011

by: National Earthquake Information Center. Global Seismographic Network, 2011.

Call Number: MAP G7961.C55 2011 .U5


Title: Iedo, capitale du Iapón

by: Aa, Pieter van der.  Historic Urban Plans, reproduction 1967.

Call Number:  MAP G7964.T7 1729 .I4

Title: Tokyo, Japan in 1854

by: Fujiya, Kichizō.  Historic Urban Plans [1854], reproduction 1974.

Call Number: MAP G7964.T7G46 1854 .F8 1974

Title: International travel map, Tokyo, Japan, scale 1:12,500

by: Duggan, Andrew. ITMB Publishing Ltd.; International Travel Maps, 2002.

Call Number: MAP G7964.T7E635 2002 .I6

Title: Nihon katsudansōzu

by: Kakimi, Toshihiro, 1978

Call Number: MAP G7961.C55 1978 .K2

Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. However, our hours change around the academic calendar and the holiday season. To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings and Virginia Parra.


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