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Biwako Aika (Lake Biwa Elegy) Monument and memorial for songwriter Okuno Yashio who was from Katata. Details about the song here. 琵琶湖哀歌の歌碑 堅田
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Biwako Aika 琵琶湖哀歌 (Lake Biwa Elegy) is a mournful song dedicated to the eight college rowers from Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture and three rowers from Kyoto who died while practicing in waters off Takashima-cho, Haginohama beach when struck by st
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The accident occurred on April 6, 1941. The boys from Kanazawa were students at the No. 4 High School 第四高等学校 which today is Kanazawa University. The sad incident spurred Okuno to create this song.
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Music box where you press a button to hear the song through a speaker. Hear the song at YouTube.
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Nicknamed Miraikan, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is a science and technology museum in the Odaiba area in Koto, Tokyo. US President Barack Obama visited here on April 24, 2014.
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The museum director is Japanese astronaut Mamoru Mohri, so there are a good number of space-related exhibits.
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A long line of people wait to enter the museum in Sept. 2013 on the last day of the Thunderbirds exhibition. This is before the museum's opening time.
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Inside Miraikan at ticket vending machines.
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Parker and Lady Penelope. The puppets are about as tall as the length between your fingertips and elbow.
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Lady Penelope
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Lady Penelope undressed (!), but headless.
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Thunderbird 1
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The background paper moved to create the illusion of flight.
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Thunderbird 2
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Mole
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Thunderbird 3
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Thunderbird 4
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Thunderbird 5
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Lady Penelope's pink Rolls Royce
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Plastic model of Thunderbird 1
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Plastic model of Thunderbird 2
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Plastic model of Mole
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Plastic model of Thunderbird 4
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Thunderbird 2 show
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Model of the island base and home.
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Planetarium
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Shinkai deep sea explorer
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Rocket engine
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Skeleton
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Mockup of a module of the ISS (International Space Station)
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Inside the ISS module
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Living quarters inside ISS module
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Toilet inside ISS module
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ISS module mockup
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The ISS module mockup was autographed by many astronauts like Buzz Aldrin. Apparently they all visited Miraikan.
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Koichi Wakata
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Noguchi
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Takao Doi
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The nearby staircase was also had these panels showing everyone who went into space over the years. Including the first space dog in 1957.
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1969 was when man first landed on the moon.
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1985 was when Ellison Onizuka from Hawaii first went into space.
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Too bad there will never be an autograph by Ellison Onizuka.
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Cherry blossoms went into space.
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Japan's first female astronaut, Chiaki Doi.
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Koichi Wakata
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Naoko Yamazaki
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Large lobby with a globe.
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Along the Aikawa River are koinobori carp streamers and cherry blossoms which come out in early April. 相川
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Aikawa River and koinobori streamers in Tarui, Gifu. 相川
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One place where we can walk across the river.
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Cherry blossoms abound on both riverbanks.
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In early May.
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