MS 7154 Map of Shimoda

Collection ID:
Tsuyao Segawa, Japanese
Physical Description:
1 Page
70 cm x 142 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The document presents a bird's-eye view of Shimoda-machi and nearby villages. Included are topographical features, the 1786 census report (number of households and populations by sex), location of the chief administrator's office, and locations of the coastal defense guard posts. Mounted on the backing along with the map are a photographic view and a photomechanical print of "Tojin Okichi in Her Palanquin," by Tsuyao Segawa of Shimoda. Tojin Okichi ("foreigner's mistress") was the mistress of Townsend Harris.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7154
NAA INV 10000010

Local Note
Local Note
Data and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology, NMNH. The map is dated as Meiwa san inu no toshi (the third year of Meiwa, the year of the dog).
Local Note
Hand-drawn in ink and hand-colored

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7154, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift from Mrs. Lispernard Seabury Crocker, 1961. She collected it in Japan in the 1930s. From July 31 to August 5, 1939, the map was in the exhibit entitled "Around the World" in the Historic Warner House, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It was transferred from the artifactual collection of the Department of Anthropology to the National Anthropological Archives by Chang-su Houchins in September 1984.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Shimoda -- Maps, Pictorial -- Japan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Okichi, 1841-1890 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harris, Townsend, 1804-1878 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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