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Edo Museum and Nikon Museum


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On Saturday I first went to a new museum by Nikon which they have opened as part of their 100 centenary celebrations in 2017. It included a history of Nikon and many examples of the camera and lenses they have produced.

Next I went to the Edo museum which covers the build-up of the city of Edo under the Shoguns and then from 1868, when Edo was renamed to Tokyo, to the present day. It is a large museum and has many interesting exhibits. I was there for over 5 hours and learned a great deal about modern Japan.

Sunday in Tokyo is the one day of the week everyone relaxes and spends time out enjoying themselves. I headed to park which is where many Tokyo residents go. There were street performers, people demonstration traditional tea ceremonies and families out with picnics. After lunch I headed a mile south and walked up and down street. This is the main gadget and comic shop street in Tokyo and is closed to traffic on Sunday afternoons. Many of the shops were packed and the streets were crowded. In addition, there were people handing out leaflets for various establishments. Many of these were girls trying to get people to go to maid cafes. These are where the waitresses are dressed up as comic versions of French maids and service you in a submissive way.

Posted by stephen_dann 15:12 Archived in Japan

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