Books of various genres published in the Edo period are available. You surely would be overwhelmed by the vigorous appetites for learning and curiocity of the people in the Edo priod: history geography, literature, fine arts, science, medicine, illustrated books ( illustrated storybooks, illustrated satirical poems, illustrated storybooks in yellow covers, Comics by Hokusai ),etc.
Ancient maps are highly valuable not only as basic materials for learning the history, lifstyle, culture of that period, but also as resources for imagination. How about enjoying a saga drama in TV program, spreading ancient maps of that period in front of you ? ancient maps of the world and Japan, ancient travel maps, ancient detailed or cut-drawings of Edo, Kyoto, Osaka and other local areas, etc.
In combination with the skills of the carvers and printers, works painted by popular artists were enhanced to the arts remarkable to the world. Many works by such famous artists as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Eisen, Toyokuni, Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi, Kunichika, Kiyochika, etc. are available here.
1-1 Kandajinbocho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo,
(zip code)101-0051 Japan
Ancient books, maps, and ukiyo-e prints
of the Edo period
Business days: Monday through Saturday
Business hours: 10:00-18:00
(We usually are closed on Sundays and National Holidays,
but sometimes open on these days. So please try and contact us.)