KCP Fall 2017 Students Visit The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Museum

The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Tokyo is a branch museum of the Edo-Tokyo Museum in the Ryogoku district. It is an open air museum that showcases a wide range of historical buildings from the Tokyo area. The buildings were moved and reconstructed in the open air museum to preserve the historical architectural history of the period. Fires, earthquakes, wars, and modern changes to the city have almost completely destroyed many of the traditional Japanese structures over the course of time. The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Museum ensures that the architectural history of Tokyo will always be remembered.

Most of the buildings standing in the museum are from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to more recent times. Some of the structures exhibited are a public bath house, a farm housem various shops, a politician’s home, and a police box.

Join KCP’s Fall 2017 students as they explore Japan’s history as they visit the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum.

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