In the permanent exhibition, you can follow the transition from Edo to Tokyo by actually seeing and experiencing things from that era.
Let’s start with Edo!
There are many very precise and realistic models.
When you look at them up close, you can feel like you’ve gone back in time to the Edo period.
You can also experience the work of the people in this town in real life.
There were also many models of ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock print) shops, sushi restaurants, and even a temple school!
Tokugawa Ieyasu is also watching over us!
And the Edo-Tokyo Museum is not just about the Edo period!
You can follow the history from the Edo period to modern Tokyo in chronological order.
It was interesting to see so many things I knew about but had never seen in person!
The first iMac,the first pagerthe first Walkman etc…
There were more than just objects. There are models of houses from each era, so you can get a good idea of how people used to live. The picture is of a house from the Showa era. It’s so realistic.
My impression of the Edo-Tokyo Museum is that there is not much to read and understand, and you can learn by actually seeing and touching the models. You can learn by actually looking at and touching the models, so you won’t get tired, and you can enjoy it as if you were watching a Youtube video.
There is also a library in the Edo-Tokyo Museum, so it might be interesting to actually go through the literature and do some research to deepen your understanding!
There are so many more interesting exhibits than I’ve mentioned in this article that it’s impossible to cover them all in one article, so I urge you all to visit the museum once! You won’t regret it!
You won’t regret it! Even if you’ve been to the museum before when you were in elementary school, you’ll find it much more interesting now that you’ve grown up.
With the Tokyo Olympics coming up, why not take a look back at the history of Tokyo once again!
The special exhibition I mentioned in the first half, “Hokusai and Hiroshige: The Challenge of the 36 Views of Mount Fuji,” will be on display until June 20, so be sure to visit during this period!
The Edo-Tokyo Museum is currently closed until May 31 due to the new coronavirus.
As I mentioned earlier, if you’d like to be one of the first to see the special exhibition, “Hokusai and Hiroshige: The Challenge of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” you can see a bit of it in VR, so enjoy that!