Learn at Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku

Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku (09 06 2020)

Edo-Tokyo Museum

I visited a museum named Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku, Tokyo.

Facade of Nakamura-za Kabuki theater (1/1 model)
Facade of Nakamura-za Kabuki theater (1/1 model)

At the museum, we can learn history and culture from Edo (former name of Tokyo) to Tokyo.

Scale model (1/200) of Edo castle in the last years of the Tokugawa Shogunate

Scale model (1/200) of Edo castle in the last years of the Tokugawa Shogunate

Shiroshoin (Throne or audience room) in main buildeings in Edo castle (1/30 scale)
Shiroshoin (Throne or audience room) in main buildeings in Edo castle (1/30 scale)

As the museum was in a few days after reopened as the lift of emergency declaration by the COVID19,

there were few visitors, I could watch them smoothly.

Chonin (townspeople) area around Nihonbashi (1/30 scale model)
Chonin (townspeople) area around Nihonbashi (1/30 scale model)

There are many interesting exhibitions such as replicas, scale models and panels with English explanations,

so we can learn by enjoying and effectively.

1/1 model of Munewari nagaya (A split row house) for townspeople
1/1 model of Munewari nagaya (A split row house) for townspeople
1/1 model of facade of bookstore
1/1 model of facade of bookstore
Sushi shop cart replica
Sushi shop cart replica

If you are interested in history and culture of Edo and Tokyo, one day might not be enough to learn by walking along designed route.

A Taxi in Tokyo in 1920's
A Taxi in Tokyo in 1920’s

Also, there are many attracting place around the museum in Ryogoku area, such as Kokugikan (National Sumo Stadium) Sumida Hokusai Museum

Sumida Hokusai Museum
Sumida Hokusai Museum
Kokugikan (National Sumo Stadium)
Kokugikan (National Sumo Stadium)

and Ryogoku bridge over Sumida river.

Current Ryogoku briedge
Current Ryogoku briedge
West of Ryogoku bridge (1/30 scale model)
Ryogoku bridge (1/30 scale model) in Edo period

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