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Specified type Prefecture designation
Type Tangible folk cultural property
Designated date July 30, 2004
Specified details
quantity 1 sheet
location Morioka City Kamiji Matsuyashiki (Iwate Prefectural Museum)
owner Individual
Holding group
Management organization
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The Morioka calendar is created under the influence of the Tayama calendar, and it is a calendar that expresses characters as pictures to make them understandable even for people who can not read or write.

The Tayama calendar was created by printing one sheet one by one using wood activities, while the Morioka calendar is a single sheet printed by engraving a pattern on a single block, and many prints are made according to demand. It was distributed in the southern territories.

The oldest known Morioka calendar so far is the Cultural Seven-Year Calendar (1810), but no actual thing has been found, and among the Morioka calendars where the location is confirmed in the prefecture, the Tenpo thirteen-year calendar is It is the oldest.