Friday, October 21, 2011

Meguro Parasitological Museum and Beer Museum Ebisu

Meguro Parasitological Museum
Meguro Parasitological Museum15-min. walk from Meguro Sta. on JR, Mita and Nanboku Line, or 3-min. walk from Otori-Jinja Bus Stop by Tokyu Bus from Meguro, is the only museum in the world on parasites. It exhibits various specimens, studies and photos of parasites. Open: 10:00-17:00. Closed: Mon. (the following day when Mon. falls on a national holiday) and New Year’s holiday. The Meguro Parasitological Museum is a research facility that was established in 1953 by the private funds of Satoru Kamegai (1909-2002), a Doctor of Medical Science. Since its establishment, the Museum has achieved substantial success owing to the help of volunteers in the private sector as well as the assistance of the government, in addition to the support of the academic establishment.

Meguro Parasitological Museum
The parasite-related materials and specimens held by the museum along with the museum's research and publication activities allow the museum to pride itself as one of the most distinguished museums in the world. The first floor of the museum presents a general overview of parasites while the second floor focuses on the parasite life cycle, showcasing 300 actual specimens. Because parasites utilize other animals for their survival, it is difficult to artificially sustain them and we cannot actually show them living.

Beer Museum Ebisu
Beer Museum Ebisu 5-min. walk from Ebisu Sta. on JR and Hibiya Line by ‘Sky Walk’ (moving walk), located in Ebisu Garden Place. Once only the brand name of a beer, “Ebisu” is now used as the town name because there was a beer factory here in the Meiji Period, the predecessor of Sapporo Beer Company,
currently one of the most popular beer brands in Japan. Here you can learn about the history and technology of making beer. It also features a tasting lounge (beer charge). Open: 10:00-18:00 (enter by 17:00). Closed:
Mon. (the following day when Mon. The Beer Museum Yebisu is dedicated to the history, science and culture of the beloved beverage and the century-old tradition of brewing beer. Beer making made its debut in Japan as early as 1876 when Seibei Nakagawa, who had recently returned from Germany where he studied the art of beer making, was chosen as brewmaster and oversaw the construction of a beer factory in Hokkaido, Japan. In 1887, Nippon beer was formed and by 1890 they had created the Yebisu brew. Actually, the current name for the area and station, Ebisu, comes from the beer's name.


Post a Comment