Unusual museums in Japan
Experienced travelers know that it is impossible to get around all the attractions.
Take the Tokyo seems to be capital of the world, which is the subject of hundreds of guidebooks in many languages and countless sites on the Internet. The flow of tourists is growing every year, and more and more of our fellow citizens can boast that they have already visited Japan. But to find something new and different, you can always. It is nice to return home and brag to your friends photos and souvenirs of the unusual, little-known museums.
Let’s start with Tokyo, which houses the Paper Museum and the Museum of traditional Japanese swords.
Museum of paper – Asukayama Park, Tokyo
The park Asukayama in Tokyo is an interesting museum dedicated to the history of “paper case”. The museum contains more than 40 000 items and 10 000 books related to the history of the paper, which has more than two thousand years. This collection was first presented to the public in the middle of the last century, and since then constantly updated with new items.
The story of how there was also developed a paper production in Japan, to evaluate the importance and uniqueness of the paper in the life of modern man. The permanent display includes instances traditional Japanese paper “washi”, and features a variety of modern Western paper. In addition to the history of the paper industry and improvement, the exposure also helps to understand the environmental issues related to the paper production.
Visitors can take part in a workshop for the production of paper. Until November 24, 2013 at the Museum, an exhibition “Washi in daily life”.
The Japanese way of life has always been associated with paper. Over thousands of years of traditional paper “washi” handmade did not only forms for letters, but also a variety of accessories for the home. The exhibition will feature sliding paper doors, fan, kimono, boxes and even a bottle for water – and all of the paper “Vasi”.
For more information about the paper museum here: WWW.Papermuseum.jp / en /.
Japanese Sword Museum – Joyoga, Tokyo
Imagine Japan without samurai is impossible. And imagine a samurai without a sword? Also no. Explore the story of swords and meet the secrets of their creation in the Museum of Japanese Swords in Tokyo. Until September 29, 2013, an exhibition of traditional swords and accessories Edo is held in the museum. After Clan Tokugawa made the city of Edo (modern Tokyo) with his residence, the masters of various specialties stretched here. The art of making swords and working with metal bloomed and reached unprecedented heights. Visitors to the museum will be able to trace the entire history of the development of the art of creating swords in Edo.
More information about the Japanese Sword Museum here: www.Touken.Or.jp / english /.
You can continue the journey through unusual museums in the nearby city of Siteama, where tourists are waiting for the Bonsai Museum and the Rail Museum.
Bonsai Art Museum – Sitema City
Bonsai – Ancient Art of Growing Miniature Trees. It originated in China and then came to Japan, where tradition “Dwarf crop” Interested aristocracy.
There are many styles and rules of growing bonsai. Understand this ancient art travelers will help the Bonsai Museum in the city of Sitema.
The museum contains an extensive collection of miniature trees “Bonsai” Fancy shape, Japanese and Chinese pots, tables and stones for the design of the resulting work of art, as well as a collection of xylographic engravings “Ukiyo E”.
For more information about the Museum of Art Bonsai Here: WWW.bonsai-artmuseum.jp / english / index.php.
Rail Museum – City of Site
One of Japan characters – famous high-speed trains “Sinkansen”, symbolizing the highest level of development of the transport system and mechanical engineering. But this success was preceded by the long years of the development of railway transport. In the Railway Museum, visitors will be able to look at the locomotives and passenger cars of the end of the 19th century, from which it all began, and trace the history of the development of Railways of Japan until the appearance of the first Sinkansen. Also in the museum collected historical materials and scrupulously made miniature train models.
Children waiting for a playground in “Railway” Style. The museum building also has a library, a restaurant and an observation deck.
The museum was opened on October 14, 2007 as part of a memorial project in honor of the 20th anniversary of the company “JR East” and became the successor of the museum of transport.
Museum visitors can trace the history of the construction of railways of Japan, learn about the principles of work of the railway transport and the prospects for its development in the future, and also look at the historical documents on the creation “JR East”.
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