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Chihoshi are Japanese local histories. Significant biographical, genealogical, and historical information can be gleaned from this type of source.[1]

"Virtually every community in Japan had its own publication on its local culture and history."[2]

References

  1. Dr. Kin-itsu Hirata, "The Search for My Japanese Roots: Using Buddhist and Local Sources," World Conference on Records: Preserving Our Heritage, August 12-15, 1980, Vol. 11: Asian and African Family and Local History. FHL US/CAN Book 929.1 W893 1980 v. 11
  2. Dr. L. Keith Brown, "The Family in Japan," World Conference on Records: Preserving Our Heritage, August 12-15, 1980, Vol. 11: Asian and African Family and Local History. FHL US/CAN Book 929.1 W893 1980 v. 11