[Newest Railroad System for Japan]


Tourist map of Japan published during World War II.

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This stylized transportation map of Japan was published in 1943 (Showa 18) and issued to promote domestic tourism along the robust network of railroads and streetcar lines. The image has been elongated to accommodate the entirety of Honshu, Shikoku, and the Kanmon Straits (far left). A variety of locations are identified across the map; including shrines, battle sites, temples, gardens, and hot springs.

The verso presents similar maps of Kyushu, Hokkaido, and Japanese Manchukuo. An interesting piece of Japanese wartime tourism travel ephemera published as the tides were turning in the Pacific Theater.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1943

Author: Tsuten?

Sheet Width (in): 35.80

Sheet Height (in): 7.00

Condition: B

Condition Description: Strip map folded into 11 segments and affixed to illustrated paper covers. Covers and map are soiled and worn, with some mild separation along fold lines, scattered light spotting, and creased corners.


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