A man holding cane : Tadataka INO

Statue of Tadataka Ino, Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, Fukagawa, Tokyo

The statue of Tadataka Ino stands at entrance of Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, Tokyo.
Who is he ? Hints are a cane he holds and Map of Japan behind him.
During Edo period Tadataka INO surveyed all over Japan and completed the first Map of Japan.

Statue of Tadataka Ino

Statue of Tadataka Ino at Sawara park, Chiba

Born in Kujukuri town, Chiba pref., he engaged in sake brewery as his family business in Sawara.
At the age of 50, he retired and moved to Fukagawa, Edo (now Tokyo) where he learned about astronomy and surveying.
From the age of 55 to 71 he traveled all of Japan on foot to perform his surveys.
As a result he completed the first map of Japan.
His map was extremely accurate and highly evaluated in Europe.
After Meiji era his map was used as the foundation for maps.
He died at the age of 73. It’s never too late to learn.
He is respected as a man who lived a life twice.

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