Sure wish I could change the size of the post titles.
After my frustration over the in class presentation I met with one of my advisors to vent/gather ideas on how to come back swinging for the following week's presentation and what that feedback meant for my project.
On one hand, there were some good points made: does this data exist already? Can I incorporate it into my project? What things exist to make the hunt through the text easier?
After a hunt online I've determined that the data for the map does not already exist, which means I'm stuck with looking through the text physically and doing the research myself to generate the data I'm going to use. Which I'm actually glad about because I'm really learning a lot, finding a lot of interesting Japanese websites and practicing my Japanese reading!
I have a searchable version of both the Washburn and the Tyler texts so once I've established all of the locations I can easily go back and look for instances where they appear in different chapters.
This update's Fun Visualization/Resource is the 川の名前を調べる地図. It's a database of rivers in Japan, searchable by prefecture, river name and interactive map. I've used this one a few times in my project, largely because Google Maps doesn't always have river names included, especially for smaller rivers. When you click on a river it brings up a page with more information including a map of the river itself, information about it (such as history) and what river system its a part of. I'm super glad I found this and hopefully it will be of interest/use to others!