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27 March 2010 @ 05:17 pm
9/30 Edo museum  
Speaking of waiting until something was published.. today my last article for Walking Tokyo hit the stands. From next month, my new column is going to start.. So OTSUKARESAMA DESU!

I can also publish the pictures from that... so here they are.. This is my trip to the Edo Tokyo museum a few weeks ago. It was interesting. I really think that I'd like to try out the open-air architectural museum instead, though, but..

The museum is right next to the sumo stadiums..

Here is what it looks like from the outside..

Some scale models of Edo architecture.

And pretty shoji screens.

Me holding one of the banners that belonged to an ancient noble house.

Old-style book store.

The beginnings of manga?

Old-style money.

Trisha picking up the chest full of "gold". It was really heavy.

Here are old kabuki costumes.

And an old play house.

Riding in a carriage. What a life.. x.x

Trisha wanted to ride too.

And those funny bicycles.

Inside a traditional house.. everything was so small! And I forgot to take off my yellow socks ^^;

Just a random shot because I liked the lighting...
the boy wonder: Alisonreturntoorigin on March 28th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
Your awesome points went up. It's the fancy bike.
harrissette on March 28th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
I really like the socks ^^
Liz Starsky: ai-chan - pretty smile <3lizstarsky on March 28th, 2010 09:24 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks for the Sugary Bunny! ^__^b
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on March 28th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
So THAT's where that picture is from!

and I like Trisha's dress... XD
ore-samathesundaywriter on March 28th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)
Edo Tokyo Museum~ I saw the first pic and was like hey, that stick object looks familiar, it's for the firemen to mark the burning house to smash down if I recall correctly? If you get the chance to go to Osaka I think you'll enjoy the history museum there as well =3 I haven't been to the outdoor ones either~ will aim for that next time~
shinegrlleastlikely on March 28th, 2010 11:15 am (UTC)
love the architecture.
William: Biwa: Biwagenkischuldich on March 28th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
I went to the architectural museum the other day, so I'll be sure to post some pictures soon on my blog. Got to write up TAF2010 first though!
akibareakibare on March 28th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love this museum. Last time I went they had an exhibit on home life goods (appliances, food, etc) from Showa era, it was great. Eventually they get to the part I remember!

I can recommend the outdoor architecture museum(s) too. There's 江戸東京たてもの園 and then also 日本民家園 in Kawasaki (went to that one on a field trip as a kid). Both are cool, you get to go into all the houses and stuff. Seeing how much work it would take to run those old houses is pretty amazing too. (Which brings to mind the early rice cookers in the other museum, such a great invention...)

Funny part was there's a "modern" house in the Tokyo museum (old by today's standards of course) that has a kitchen just like mine here in IL - big ceramic sink, tiles, etc. Yeah, my house is old. My friend turns to me and says "hey this is just like your kitchen!" and I said "totally!" and the guide was really surprised until we told him yeah, we live in Illinois. Western kitchens are not exotic by us :)

That penny-farthing is awesome.

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 29th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
Yes I need to go to the Tatemono-en. Minka en I have been to so many times, it is one of my favorite places in all of TOkyo.
jigoku_no_tobira: Morganajigokunotobira on March 28th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Hey, I was there too :)!!! And I have a picture with me riding the carriage and on the bicycle as well :P.
Janellechibi_rei on March 29th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Oh I'd love to visit there someday. I love museums &hearts
gladysakgla on March 29th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
Nice pictures :) good timing too! I was just studying for my test on Tuesday on East Asian history :P
dustyshelves on March 31st, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
Your beautiful. Been lurking awhile, and wanted to tell you how much your pictures brighten my daily slog.