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It took me about 20 minutes to walk from the top of the hill, Nyakuoji tomb mounds, to Fujieda City History Museum. It’s just by the Rengeji-ike pond, near the entrance gate. It was very lucky for me that the museum was free during Fuji Matsuri, the wisteria festival. I talked with a staff there for a while and got brochures well written in English, Chinese and Portuguese.
Now, let me introduce some pictures in the museum. Basically, pictures are not allowed in the museum. I took a special permission that time.＾＾
There are 3 ways to go. Right, left and front to go upstairs. I took the right. See ? These are the discoveries from the ancient tombs. We can tell how they lived the time of 1500 years ago. The large panel in the left shows how tombs were clustered. I love histories. Just looking into historical articles takes me to the ancient world. Imagine how they were made, touched and used by early people. Fun, isn’t it ?
The left way took me to the old good days of Showa era. Precision miniature models of our life. I remembered some of them. Sweet old memories were evoked in me. For you, it will be a good opportunity to learn how we lived after World War II. Limited exhibition, until Jun 26 !
My days are not as old as these miniatures but I used to see or listen to this time from my grandfather. Modernity is not always better than the old days. As the word “good old days” means, I think we should not get rid of every old thing from our lives.
By the way, do you know Pachinko ? This is a gambling game peculiar to Japan, just like a casino in Las Vegas. I’ve heard Pachinko is one of the most intriguing subjects about Japan for visitors from abroad. Is it right ?＾＾
Walking further, you will step into another museum without recognizing it. That is a museum of literature featuring especially Ogawa Kunio, a writer of Fujieda, who’d published many books in Japan. The reproduction of his study room is supposed to be exhibited until Jun 26 !
The second floor was a small library. It looked rather for children. And a workshop, also for children. You can make a small stuff like dolls using clay for free or with small payment. Though instructors don’t speak English, maybe you can learn by seeing how they do with it. If you like it, go ahead enjoy it !
Have a good day !＾＾
Fujieda City History Museum
Access from Fujieda Station ： 20 minutes by #2 bus to “Rengeji-ike Koen Iriguchi” and 5 minutes walk
Admission ： ￥200 for adults
Open Hours ： 9:00 – 17:00
Closed ： Every Monday, the next day of a holiday, Dec 28 – Jan 4
English website about Fujieda
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