Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Architecture Museum Meiji-Mura Part2

Imperial Hotel
One of the most impressive buildings is the Main entrance hall and lobby of the famous Imperial hotel. Constructed in 1923, the hotel was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright one of the greatest architect of the twentieth century.

Imperial hotel main entrance
Inside the reconstructed lobby, there is the table used to sign the Treaty of Portsmouth an a cafeteria with live music

Miyazu district court
Miyazu district court (inside)
The Miyasu Court district from the Kyoto prefecture (1886), wax figures recreate a court scene of that era.

cabinet library & HO Kawasaki bank
cabinet Library & Shin-ohashi bridge
The cabinet library, formerly at Chiyoda ku Tokyo (1911), This library was used as the central library of the Meiji government.
The Bank of Kawasaki formely at Nihonbashi Tokyo (1927). The building was part of the old center of Japan.
The Shinohashi bridge, formely at Koto ku Tokyo, over Sumida River (1912). During the kanto earthquake in 1923, many lives were saved when the other bridges were destroyed and this bridge was used as scape route.

main gate, Kanazawa prision
Main gate of the Kanazawa prision formely at Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture (1907).

St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral
St. Xavier Cathedral
The St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, formely at Chukyoku in Kyoto (1890). The cathedral was built commemorate the missionary, it is used now to perform wedding ceremonies.

Kurehaza theater
Kurehaza za
Kurehaza theater (interior)
Kurehaza theater, an “Important Cultural Property” formerly at Nishihonmachi ikeda, Osaka prefecture (1892), the theater is currently used for performances.

Kinotoko barbershop and lafcadio Hearn' house
Summer house of Lafcadio Hearn, formely at Jounokoshi, Yaizu, Shizuoka prefecture (1868), and the Kinotocho barber shop (1910), formely at Bunkyo ku tokyo.

Ujiyamada post office
Ujiyamada Post Office
The Ujiyama Post office “Important Cultural Property”, formerly at Ise Mie prefecture (1909), the post office is still in operation and you can send postcards from this place.

Machinery hall
Shinbashi factory of JR
Ring Spinning frame
The Machinary hall, Formerly at Oimachi, Shinagawa in Tokyo (1872). At this building there is also the Ring Spinning frame “Important Cultural Property” (1983), the last machine used in the cotton spinning process.

Japanese evangelical church
Japanese Immigrants' Hall
Between the buildings from overseas, the most outstanding are the Japanese evangelical church, formerly in Seattle, Washington (1907), and the Japanese Immigrants’ assembly hall from Hilo, Hawaii (1889), both used by the Japanese immigrants of the era.

Museido Gymnasium for the martial artsMuseido Gymnasium
Mused Gymnasium for martial Arts, Fourth national High school. Originally at Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture (1917).



AdelaideBen said...

Great series of photos.... and good info. that place must have been huge. Nicely done.

How much was admission?

island4jp said...

Thanks. The place is huge, so much stuff to see, I had to skip some areas as i was running out of time. the admission price is 1,400 JPY.