Sangoku meisho zue

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  • Japanese: 三国名勝図会 (sangoku meisho zue)

The Sangoku meisho zue (Illustrated Famous Places of the Three Provinces) is a sixty-volume set of illustrated volumes describing the famous sites, topography, history, local products, and so forth of the three provinces under control of the Shimazu clan: Hyûga, Ôsumi, and Satsuma. It was compiled by Godai Hidetaka, Hashiguchi Kenpei, and Godai Yûko in 1843, at the orders of Shimazu Narioki.


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