2019年08月01日

'MORI Building Digital ART MUSEUM : teamLab Borderless' in Odaiba, Tokyo, was established under the slogan 'Borderless'.

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Mori Building Co., Ltd. , one of the largest developers in Japan, set up one and only unique museum in cooperation with Epson teamLab Borderless, in Odaiba in 2018. They put about 50 cold light works on display in a huge space of 10,000 square meters, and these works are expressing 5 different worlds. Apart from other museums in the world, all the exhibits here stand without partition walls, and are moving more freely to communicate with each other in harmony. This process is the same as between the viewers and art works. The viewers can create new worlds while they are looking around the museum, communicating with each work of art by their own bodies. This museum is not only for adults but also for families with children, as there are some exhibits focusing on little children.

Licensed tour guide, travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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2019年07月23日

'The Statue of Liberty' found in Odaiba Kaihin Park, Tokyo, was casted in France by the official approval of Paris.

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This statue, 12 meters high and weighs 9 tons, is a bronze casting. 'The year of France in Japan' was held from April 1998 to March 1999. The Statue of Liberty standing on the Seine, Paris, was lent to Japan as a main symbol of the event for one year, thus the original statue had stood in Odaiba Kaihin Park till March 1999. Right after the end of the event, this statue came home and Japanese people badly missed the statue. The local companies started a fund-raising campaign in order to make a replica authorized by Paris. The new statue was carefully casted in Paris following the original one on the Seine, and was unveiled in Odaiba Kaihin Park in October 2000. This statue has become one of the main attractions in Odaiba area.

Licensed tour guide, travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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2019年03月24日

'Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line', crossing Tokyo Bay from Kawasaki City in Kanagawa Prefecture to Kisarazu City in Chiba Prefecture, is a unique toll motorway.

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The total length of Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line, built in 1997, is 15.1 km. This is made up of two parts, an undersea tunnel, 9.5 km long, on Kawasaki City side and a bridge, 4.4 km long, on Kisarazu City side. The picture shows a man-made island named 'Umihotal', a junction of the tunnel and bridge, which is equipped with a full-scale parking lot, many restaurants and observation deck aiming at a popular tourist spot. This junction is designed to be available to return the way one has come. In this connection, the bridge part is Japan's longest bridge and the tunnel part is Japan's 4th longest tunnel or the longest one among undersea tunnels.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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