Flags of the Different Daimios of Japan Wonderful scroll in Japanese and English
Fascinating scroll showing the names of the 29 daimyo (lord) of Japan, their provinces, their flag, the leading family's name, along with the wealth of each daimyo as measured in koku of rice (one koku was roughly the amount of rice needed to feed one person for one year). Most probably made in order to explain the system to non-Japanese people. Publisher unknown but quite likely an official document of the shogunate.
Bakumatsu era (c1860s).
Measures approx. 400 x 18cm.
In very good condition. Minor chipping and small closed tear at beginning. General age wear and some creasing throughout but nothing serious.