Tag Archives: Tokyo

Museum Craft Corner: Origami Sumo Wrestler

October 5, 2012


It’s time for another round of Museum Craft Corner. One of my most favourite museums in the world is the Edo Tokyo Museum. The building is absolutely massive, with lots to explore, and they’ve even got a full-scale kabuki theatre inside! Last time we visited, a very friendly elderly gentleman showed us how to make origami sumo wrestlers. Despite all the steps it’s not as hard as it looks, so I wanted to share this with you so that you can fold your very own […]

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How To Go On A Museum Date

February 14, 2012

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Love it or hate it, today is Valentine’s Day. When I was thinking of a museum related post I could for the blog today, I was reminded of a project I was involved with at National Museums Scotland just before I left. We worked with some groups of young people to create their own self-guided tours around the Museum of Scotland. As well as perennial favourite topics such as blood and gore, one group chose to develop a date tour. As well as some romance […]

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{Japan} Umbrella Parking Lot

July 17, 2011


I’ve been going through my photography archives and thought this one ws quite apt for the recent torrential downpours we’ve been having in Edinburgh. Museums are known to be popular wet weather destinations. But what to do with your wet umbrella? Having visited museums lacking cloakrooms or lockers in the past, options included walking around holding a dripping umbrella at arm’s length, stuffing it in a subsequently increasingly soggy handbag, or leaving it in an umbrella stand only to find it missing on leaving (and […]

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Curiouser and Curiouser

March 28, 2011


This week the PhD Community at the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies is running their Symposium Curiouser and Curiouser, which seeks “to challenge notions of normality and eccentricity in museums, galleries and heritage institutions. I’m genuinely sad that I cannot go, and not just because they have goodie bags and a cute bunny mascot – the programme looks fantastic (I’m hoping some of the presentations will be available online afterwards?!). So, in honour of my new friend @MuseoBunny, I’ve put together a small […]

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{Japan} Meguro Parasitological Museum – because nothing says ‘I love you’ like a 30 foot tapeworm

February 14, 2011


When the husband and I first visited Japan together, we asked around for romantic things for couples to do in Tokyo. Suggestions included enjoying the night time view together from the observation deck of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, going for a romantic walk in one of the many beautiful Japanese gardens, and…a visit to the Meguro Parasitological Museum! Yes, this quirky sounding museum is apparently a hot spot for dates – and don’t forget your souvenir photo next to the 30 foot long tapeworm^^ The […]

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