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26 March 2010 @ 12:53 pm
8/30 Japanese Natural History Museum  
I'm shamelessly backdating posts so that I don't miss a day (or two).. I was just too tired and too busy to post. The cold weather came back full-force and really has taken a number on me.. x.x;

These pictures are from the Natural History museum, and I wasn't able to post them until now, since I had to wait until Asahi Weekly had ran the column that I'd written about it(which incidentally, ran a month ago, but I was too upset to post it). So, here you go! I will let the pictures speak for me, since there are plenty...

I actually went twice, since I didn't realize that there was a whole separate building that you could reach by going through this tiny little badly-marked hallway... which is where the dinosaurs were.........................
Which is the main reason that I'd come in the first place. I love dinosaurs!!!! They have fascinated me ever since I was a little kid, and there are a long period of time where I seriously thought about becoming a paleontologist, as opposed to an artist. (And it's still something that I aspire to do someday, even if it's just as an amateur helper)

Well, there is a train outside of the museum... good for you train-otaku?

And also a life-size blue whale.

An old microscope.

And old clocks... I love gorgeous old clocks.

Aren't the colors on these pretty?


It fits in my hand.. too bad we couldn't touch them.


One friend who will always be there for me.

Giant shell from an ancient sea animal. Wow.

Why do I love octopuses so much? I don't know! Maybe I was one in a previous existence? Or possibly a shark (who like to eat them). Or for that matter, maybe I was japanese, lol. (I still love to eat them, but!)

So short..

"Honey, you can hear the ocean!"

Even shorter! o.o These are lifesize ancient Japanese people, by the way.

Eda decides to join the family..

It looked so inviting that I joined in too..

HI! I couldn't resist... At the time, I was in a very happy place in life.. ^^;

I want to feel this happy again.. (this was the beginning of February)

Eda x Geisha.

The ceilings were so pretty.

As was the ironwork. I want a light like this in my apartment.. how pretty!

Now, that is one big-ass tree..

Aforementioned new friend.

He gets around a lot, what can I say?

Oh sh*t.

Looking back on these fossils, I can't help but kind of cringe! They look like they're moving.

This former-monkey-ish animal was really pimpin' it out. "How YOU doin'?"

Another OH SH*T moment..

They were so big! This is the part of the museum that I really loved.

This turtle was HUGE. I have no words.

This is Lucy. You know Lucy, right? I have a feeling that she liked to nag. Her poor mate! (or maybe she was gay, we will never know!)

Checking out Lucy.


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!! I would run pretty fast, you can believe me. How am I supposed to live if I am eaten by a T-Rex? On a side note, they always seemed larger when I was a little kid. I know they weren't the biggest of their kind of dino for sure, but still, it somehow seems like the dinosaurs weren't as big as we make them out to be.

Hey there!

By the way, their webpage:

I will definitely go back any number of times.. I just really love dinosaurs!! I suddenly feel like reading about them..
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on March 28th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
that looks super interesting! (but man yeah those fossils look kinda creepy...)

and hey, the original humans who walked earth were short XD
*is still short* HA
ok I'm being silly

亜莉尊serria on March 28th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
Aww, the pictures are sooo cute!!!

(some old Japanese ladies are STILL that short. XD)
ShadowNiteWolf: Gojoshadownitewolf on March 28th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
OMG! I would absolutely love to go someplace like that! O:
San Francisco has the Planaterium and I looooove that place! <3
Those type of museums are my absolute favorites.

But I'm glad you had fun! =D
liandis on March 28th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
I love seeing life-size fossils of large animals! I wish I could see the Blue Whale, it is one thing to read about their size compared to school buses, and quite the other to see it compared to myself.

In regards to the size of dinosaurs being exaggerated, I'm not sure about you... but everything seemed huge when younger. Walking a block away at the age of 5 was akin to being on the other side of the planet.
amazucerise on March 28th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
Such pretty pictures. <333

Once I go to Japan, I'm definitely going to visit this place. XD
The Mousenekonezumi on March 28th, 2010 10:22 am (UTC)
I love that museum!! Next time you go, look at the T-Rex's talons, which are upturned and seem to be going, "WHYYYYY???" XD
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on March 28th, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
The one of you inside the shark's teeth would make a great icon XDDD
cinnamonghostcinnamonghost on March 28th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
Whee, I love dinosaurs, too! :D

And the Lucy picture+comment really made me laugh, haha..
shin_no_hanabishin_no_hanabi on March 28th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
i totally loved that museum!!
the staff knew enough english to keep up with my crappy Japanese and we talked clocks for a while! XD

we also saw the spinning masters in Ueno park that day. Great group, you should catch them some time if they're in Tokyo~