Matsuura

(2000 ND29 )
CURRENT POSITION: 5 CAN 30
Incl: 9.32164
Eccent: 0.1990792
Period: 4.093709605391 years
AU 2.5589667
Type: 0000

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10.7.2000 14:18 Sapporo 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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The geographer and explorer Takeshirou Matsuura (1818-1888) traveled throughout the Ezo under the order of the Edo-shogunate. He showed understanding to and sympathy with the native Ainus. He renamed Ezo as Hokkaido and introduced names for many places on the island.

The geographer and explorer Takeshirou Matsuura (1818–1888) traveled throughout the Ezo under the order of the Edo-shogunate. He showed understanding to and sympathy with the native Ainus. He renamed Ezo as Hokkaido {see planet  (3720)} and introduced names for many places on the island. (M 42367)

Avastatud: 10-7-2000 Avastamiskoht: Sapporo Avastajad: Watanabe, K.

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