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Visit IHI Ishikawajima Archive

石川島資料館を訪ねる Archive told the fate of Ishikawajima society with IHI industrial development:  What’s Ishikawajima all about      I have visited “Ishikawajima Archive”(石川島資料館) just after observing the IHI’s” i-Muse”. This museum was established by IHI on the purpose to introduce … Continue reading

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Visit the “i-Muse” IHI’s Technology Museum

IHIものづくり館 i-Museを訪ねる―造船から航空機、宇宙機器への挑戦をみる  IHI Shows the challenges of shipbuilding to space equipment business What’s “i-Muse”        IHI (formerly Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries) is one of the industrial enterprises representing Japan. The company is proud of150 year history since its establishment in … Continue reading

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Visit the “Kurofune” and the “Kaikoku” Museum in Shimoda, Izu

     Perry’s Black Ship and Shimoda Treaty which opened the door to Meiji restoration (Series visit to Izu and NRF part 3) 下田の黒船博物館と開国博物館を訪ねる―近代化への道を開いた黒船来航と下田開港―  Memories of  Visit Shimoda      While visiting Nirayama Iron Furnace (NRF), I visited the port city … Continue reading

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Visit the “Egawa Tei ” in Nirayama, Izu

  ( Journey to Nirayama Iron Faunas part 2)  Visit the “Egawa Tei Residence” Archive, highlighting Egawa’s contribution to the defense policy in the Edo period and the construction of NRF Furnace 重要文化財「韮山・江川邸訪問」 ♣  Position of “Egawa Tei” and Egawa … Continue reading

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Visit Nirayama Iron Furnaces as a World Heritage

Japanese first challenge of modern iron making♣ ♣  For the beginning         Recently, I visited the Reverberatory Furnaces in Nirayama, Izu, Shizuoka area. This historic site is one of the Western style iron melting furnaces which have … Continue reading

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SEIKO Museum revisited

museum showing the history of the clock Seiko Museum ticks clock history in the collection ♣  Outlook of Seiko Museum      I visited the Seiko Museum in Sumida ward, Tokyo last year. The Museum is placed along the Sumida … Continue reading

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Visit of Siebold Memorial Museum

Explore the roots of Japanese Western study “Rangaku” in the 19 century シーボルト記念館の訪問  ♣  Outlook of Siebold Museum        The “Siebold Memorial Museum” is found  at the hilly site not far from Dejima, Nagasaki. The name of Siebold … Continue reading

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Visit Nagasaki-Dejima and Siebold

Visit Nagasaki-Dejima and Siebold Memorial Museum (part 1) 長崎出島とシーボルト記念館訪問  ♣  Memories of Visit Nagasaki “Dejima”    Recently I visited the Nagasaki-Dejima to be interest ed in the Japan’s foreign relation with Europe in the Edo period and its impact to Japanese … Continue reading

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Visit the Miike Coal Mines site (2) “Coal Museum”

Historical sites of Miike Coal Mines (part 2) – Visit the “Omuta Coal Industrial Museum”  (This section is continued section of the Part (1) Miike Coal Mines) While visiting the historic sites of the Miike Coal Mines, I’ve visited the … Continue reading

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Visit the former Coal Mines of Mitsui Miike (part 1)

Historical sites of  Miike Coal Mines (1) — The rise and fall of coal mining industry around Omuta, Kyushu    The “Miike Coal Mine” was established around1899 in Omuta, northern Kyushu area. This mining site had equipped with modern facilities … Continue reading

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