Color hand-drawn map of Kyushu, ancient Japan, illustrated by Laura Lis Scott as designed by Laura Lis Scott.

Maps of Heian Japan

Custom illustrated maps are a staple of fantasy epics, so it was a joy to be able to create them for Katherine M. Lawrence’s Yamabuki books about a woman samurai in Heian Japan. The current version of the maps are somewhat geographically accurate. Japan had specific measures of lengths and distances, but for the most …

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