Tokyo was established as the capital when Tokugawa became Shogun in 1603. When the Shogunate ended the Meiji changed its name to Tokyo. This museum documents that period, commonly called the Edo period, It was 250 years of peace and artistic expression
Sharon and I first visited the museum in 2007. At that time it was in a conventional museum building Now it is a modern structure high overhead – like a hovering spaceship! It still features the wonderful models that I enjoyed the first time.
On January 6, I visited the Hokusai Museum with Suzuki san and Takagi san. Less than one year old, it is also a very modern building with a wonderful collection of Hokusai’s works. However no picture taking allowed . . .