【Exhibition】A Thousand Wonders of Japanese Technology: A brief 150 year history of Japanese modernisation. 30 October – 3 March 2019, Tokyo.
National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo. 30 October – 3 March 2019
The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo is currently holding a large-scale exhibition to commemorate the beginning of the Meiji Period 150 years ago, and Japan’s rapid modernisation. With over 600 valuable display items including important cultural properties and items of industrial and science heritage, the exhibition traces the history of science and technology that has changed Japan from the Meiji Period until now.
- Over 600 valuable items that illustrate Japan’s scientific, technological and industrial heritage.
“Sogonki” – The first apparatus in Japan that could record and play back sound. Collection of the National Museum of Nature and Science, important cultural property.
- The people, their innovations and the society in which they lived and worked. Discover the functional and elegant designs that developed from the new technology, and learn how people of the time reacted.
“Mazda Cosmo Sport”. Manufactured during Japan’s post-war period of rapid economic growth, the world’s first mass-produced sports car equipped with a rotary engine.
- As part of the commemoration of the beginning of the Meiji Period, the museum is displaying its special collection of items related to the Meiji Emperor and Thomas Edison, including the The Edison Class M Phonograph that was presented to the emperor by Edison.
The Edison Class M Phonograph that was presented to the Meiji Emperor by Thomas Edison.
Title: Special Exhibition. A Thousand Wonders of Japanese Technology – A brief 150 year history of Japanese modernization.
Period: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 –Sunday, March 3, 2019
Closed: Mondays (except, open on the Mondays of December 24, January 14, February 11, February 25). Closed December 28 –January 1, January 15, February 12
Venue: National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo. Ueno Park 7-20, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
Admission: Adults and university students – 1,600 yen. Elementary, junior high and high school students – 600 yen.
Special Pair Ticket on Friday and Saturday evenings, 2,000 yen for two. (Pair tickets are only sold on the day. Holders must enter together. Valid from 17:00 to 20:00. Last admission 19:30.)
※Ticket holders for this exhibition are able to also view the permanent exhibitions in the Chikyū-kan and Nihon-kan, on the same day only.
※Free admission for pre-school children; free admission for disabled people with disability passbook (one accompanying caregiver may also enter free).