Osaka Museum Of History

i went to the museum of history with my aunt last week to see a special exhibition of austrian and japanese armor. SO AWESOME. the armor is what i was most interested in, but we decided to look at the regular stuff on display too. sadly, there were no photographs allowed of the armor but i took a couple before i got caught.

it started with when japan all came into existence – lots of super chinese influence type stuff. check out this money!

the museum was right across the way from the osaka castle – so weird to see with all the tall buildings around it. kind of a fun juxtaposition of old and new

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LOOK AT THIS AWESOME MODEL! half open, half closed. the detail in their models was stunning – the former architecture student in me was in awe… and i kinda wished that i was on their model making team so i could make such cool things.

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look at that detail! seriously, they even carved pigs on either side of the post over the entry!

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this is the earth at different periods over time – that huge chunk with all the giant rocks is when there was a lot of fighting – so crazy that the earth can show us what was happening back in the day.

i was in awe about the detail – look at the lil kitty! (this ones for you, lex)

scariest. face. ever. i turned around and stopped breathing for a minute when i saw this.

some old japanese money – what’s totally awesome is that my aunt gave me two of those coins when i got here! love some old school artifacts.

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here’s one of the few shots that i snuck in before i got in trouble for having my camera out. so awesome to see the different styles of manufacture! i could go on and on about the different things i noticed but i don’t wanna bore you guys so whoever wants to have that history talk with me can send me a message.

this week i’m going to see the tutankhamun exhibit – gotta get my field trips in before i start working! i hear the exhibition is so popular that people are lined up even during the week to see it. maybe i’ll find some basenji’s while i’m there!