Early Modern Database

Early Modern Database About

Early Modern Database is a daily price data collection of Japan, covering the period from 1787 to 1871. We focus on rare 18th through 19st century prices of rice as well as dairy exchange rates between gold and silver. Both of them were crucial economic barometer in early modern Japanese society. (Takatsuki and Kamihigashi, 2017 forth coming)

The site is free and open to the public. Here viewers have access not only to html version of date that are extensively cataloged, but also to excel version of date that allow to users to analyze the date in detail. The site allows public access to rare date that have been available only to a few Japanese scholars.

This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 15HP8019/16HP8018/17HP8011.