Edo-Tokyo Museum

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Edo-Tokyo Museum
江戸東京博物館
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Established 1993
Location 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
Website www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/english
1/30 scale architectural model of the Kamiyashiki of Matsudaira Tadamasa

The Edo-Tokyo Museum (江戸東京博物館 Edo Tōkyō Hakubutsukan?) is a museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period.[1] It was established in 1993. The main features of the permanent exhibitions are the life-size replica of the Nihonbashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo; the Nakamuraza theatre; and scale models of towns and buildings from the Edo, Meiji and Shōwa periods. The museum is adjacent to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan. It was designed by Kiyonori Kikutake.[2] The distinctive elevated shape of the museum building is modelled after an old storehouse in the kurazukuri style.

The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is a branch of the Edo-Tokyo Museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Museums" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 671-673.
  2. ^ Kiyonori Kikutake Architects, retrieved 30 July 2011

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Coordinates: 35°41′47.05″N 139°47′45.97″E / 35.6964028°N 139.7961028°E / 35.6964028; 139.7961028