--Human Design and Creativity--
As civilization has evolved, curiosity has taken the form of a meticulous pursuit of knowledge. For instance, rough stone tools eventually were developed into precision machinery. The rapid progress of science has made our lives more convenient and comfortable; simultaneously creating new problems such as air and water pollution. This exhibit showcases some Japanese inventions from the Edo period onwards. As you can see from these inventions, Japanese culture maintains its unique identity and its close communion with nature, while at the same time having interaction with foreign cultures. An understanding of science and technology in Japan can help guide our future.
Physical phenomena are happening all around us, all the time. Our lives are enriched by the tools and machines that harness these physical phenomena. This exploration space gives you the chance to see, hear, touch, and experiment with phenomena such as sound, light, force, motion, electricity, and magnetism. Play with the different exhibits and see if you can solve some of the mysteries of science in everyday life.