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.
HELLO THERE, BROWN BEAR.
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!)
"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?
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.
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..