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Visit Suzuki History Museum

Suzuki’s business development from weaving to bike and towards automobile   I had chance to visit Hamamatsu recently. There we could realize that major world-class motorcycle manufacturers, like Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha,  were all born  and developed around this industrial zone … Continue reading

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Visit Mizuno Printing Museum in Tokyo

—  Insight of the printing history with amazing exhibits        A unique private museum is found near Tsukiji, Tokyo on the printing materials.  So recently I visited this museum as it was just after visiting “Toppan Printing Museum” … Continue reading

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Visit “World Bag and Luggage Museum” of “ACE”

♣- Showing amazing collection of bags and their diversity in the world      Bags are essential goods for travel and expedition for long.  So people tried to device a variety of tools for their social necessity since ancient times.  … Continue reading

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Visit Toppan’s “Printing Museum” in Tokyo

– Explores development of printing world and society in history – ♥  what’s the Printing Museum  The Toppan’s Printing Museum is located in the Koishi-kawa in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. The Museum is famed for displaying the elaborate historic features of … Continue reading

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Visit Noritake Ceramics Museum in Nagoya

— Looking into the artistic endeavor  of Noritake’s ceramic business — For the beginning  Japanese porcelain has been an important export item even before the Edo era. However, Western ceramic tableware was a completely new field, so it was the Meiji … Continue reading

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Visit Mikimoto Memorial Hall

 —  Explored the life and works of  a “Pearl King”  Mikimoto Yukichi     In the Pearl Island, there is Mikimoto’s “Memorial Hall” along with the “Pearl Museum”. This Hall is showing the amazing works of Mikimoto Kokichi who developed Japanese pearl … Continue reading

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Visit the Pearl Museum and Mikimoto in Toba

—  Explore the secret of pearl jewelry world and Mikimoto’s pearl revolution    I had a chance to visit the “Mikomoto Pearl Museum” in “Pearl Island” of Toba, in Mie Prefecture this year. The Pearl Island is a famous place … Continue reading

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Visit NYK Maritime Museum and Mitsubishi

日本郵船歴史館と三菱史料館訪問 2018.08 — The museum lively shows a history of Japanese maritime industry and Mitsubishi Zaibatsu development      I recently had chance to visit the “NYK Maritime Museum of History” in Yokohama and Mitsubishi Historic Museum in Tokyo. These Museums clearly … Continue reading

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Visit Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum

 —  Explore the water management and technology in Edo and Meiji period It would be easy to be imagined that Edo city, where the population had already surpassed the scale of a million in 19th century, couldn’t have kept the … Continue reading

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Visit Japan Stationary Museum in Tokyo

 - Explore the roots of writing and painting tools in history —      There’s interesting museum displaying stationery instruments in Asakusa-bashi, Tokyo, so I visited there recently in my curiosity. Name of this museum is “Japan Stationary Museum”, where … Continue reading

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