During the period of April 20th to June 20th, Akita University is holding exhibition projected by the library and Mining Museum, titled “Rediscovery of the Mine by Digital Graphics, getting in touch with the beauty of picture maps and scroll paintings of Akita and Sado mines with the original and high-resolution digital image”.
We house valuable mine picture maps and scroll paintings recording the mines and works done during the Edo Period. However maintenance and repair was becoming necessary due to aging and deteriorating from displaying the original, therefore in order to keep and use, we pursued digitalizing and have released “Akita University Digital Gallery, A Picture Maps and Scroll Paintings of the Mines“ on internet.
Exhibition is held in commemoration of the release of this digital gallery. From the scroll painting digitalized, original of “Works at Ani Mine “ and “Innai Ginzan haulageway picture map “ is displayed which one is able to see the graphics in the monitor and also make comparison on the computer with the original.