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1. Ueno Park – Ueno Park is a spacious public park in the Ueno district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. The park was established in 1873 on lands belonging to the temple of Kanei-ji. Amongst the countrys first public parks, it was founded following the example as part of the borrowing. The home of a number of museums, Ueno Park is also celebrated in spring for its cherry blossoms. In recent times the park and its attractions have drawn over ten million visitors a year, Ueno Park occupies land once belonging to Kanei-ji, founded in 1625 in the demon gate, the unlucky direction to the northeast of Edo Castle. Various proposals were put forward for the use of the site as a school or hospital. This was the year after the foundation of Yellowstone, the worlds first national park, later that year Ueno Park was established, alongside Shiba, Asakusa, Asukayama, and Fukugawa Parks. It was administered first by the Home Ministrys Museum Bureau, then by the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce, before passing to the Ministry of the Imperial Household. In 1924, in honour of the marriage of Hirohito, Ueno Park was presented to the city by Emperor Taishō, receiving the name that lasts to this day of Ueno Onshi Kōen. The park has some 8,800 trees, including Ginkgo biloba, Cinnamomum camphora, Zelkova serrata, Formosan cherry, Somei-Yoshino cherry, there is a further 24,800 m2 of shrubs. Shinobazu Pond is a lake with an area of 16 ha, extensive lotus beds. It provides an important wintering ground for birds, species commonly found include the tufted duck, Eurasian wigeon, northern pintail, common pochard, little grebe, great egret, and great cormorant. The Baers pochard, ring-necked duck, and American wigeon have also been recorded, the central island houses a shrine to Benzaiten, goddess of fortune, modelled on Chikubu Island in Lake Biwa. The area was full of rendezvous teahouses, equivalent of the modern love hotel. After the Pacific War the pond was drained and used for the cultivation of cereals, the lotus pond was restored in 1949, although much of it was again accidentally drained in 1968 during work on a new subway line. Inspired, Matsuo Bashō wrote cloud of blossoms - is the bell from Ueno or Asakusa. Ueno Park is home to a number of museums, the very words in Japanese for museum as well as for art were coined in the Meiji period to capture Western concepts after the Iwakura Mission and other early visits to North America and Europe. The Tokyo National Museum was founded in 1872 after the first exhibition by the Museum Department of the new Ministry of Education, in the same year the Ministry of Education Museum opened, now the National Museum of Nature and Science
2. Japan Academy – The Japan Academy is an honorary organization founded in 1879 to bring together leading Japanese scholars with distinguished records of scientific achievements. The Academy is currently attached to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Election to the Academy is considered the highest distinction a scholar can achieve, and members enjoy life tenure, in 1879, Nishi Amane was made the head of what was then called the Tokyo Academy. The Imperial Prize and Japan Academy Prize are awarded to persons who have achieved notable research landmarks or who have authored outstanding academic papers or books, one of the Academys most important functions involves conferring these prizes, which have been awarded annually since 1911. Since 1949, these prize award ceremonies have been graced by the presence of HIM the Emperor of Japan, Japan Academy Prize From 1911 until 1947, the academy annually conferred the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy. Amongst past winners are Hideyo Noguchi and Tasuku Honjo, after 1947, the name of the award was changed to Japan Academy Prize. In addition to this award, some 75 prizes and medals are associated with The Duke of Edinburgh. Japan Academy Medal Since 2004, the Academy has annually conferred the Japan Academy Medal,1906 Statute of the Imperial Academy promulgated, joined Internationale Assoziation der Akademien. 1911 Imperial Prize and Imperial Academy Prize established, first award ceremony,1912 Proceedings of the Imperial Academy. 1919 Imperial Academy joined Union Académique Internationale,1925 Statute of the Imperial Academy amended. 1942 Transactions of the Imperial Academy,1947 Imperial Academy renamed Japan Academy. 1949 Japan Academy institutionally linked to Science Council of Japan,1956 Law of the Japan Academy promulgated, Japan Academy de-linked from Science Council of Japan. 1971 Exchange program with foreign academies started,1983 Visiting program of Honorary Members started. 1984 First public lecture meeting was held,1987 Duke of Edinburgh Prize was adopted. Dr. Noguchis Journey, A Life of Medical Search and Discovery
3. Japan Art Academy – Japan Art Academy is the highest ranking artistic organization in Japan. As a legal entity, its status is that of an independent organization under the aegis of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Its headquarters is in Ueno Park, Tokyo, the Japan Art Academy should not be confused with the Japan Art Institute, which is a completely different organization. The Japan Art Academy was founded in 1907 as the Fine Arts Reviewing Committee of the Ministry of Education and it was intended to provide quality standards and a venue for art exhibitions in Meiji period Japan. The first exhibition, or Bunten, was held in 1907 and it was renamed the Imperial Fine Arts Academy in 1911, and headed by Mori Ōgai. The Bunten exhibition was renamed the Teiten. After a period where it fell into inactivity, it was reorganized into the Imperial Art Academy in 1937. In 1947, after World War II, the Imperial Art Academy became the Japan Art Academy, and its exhibition was correspondingly renamed the Japan Arts Exhibition. The Japan Art Academy is under the Minister of Education and it consists of a maximum of 120 members, who are appointed for life. Membership is divided into the following categories A, Fine Arts Nihonga Yōga Sculpture Crafts Calligraphy Architecture B. Culture Novels, prose literature Poetry Essays, translation C, the exhibition consists five art categories, Nihonga and Western Style Painting, Sculpture, Crafts and Calligraphy. During each exhibition, works of the masters are shown alongside works of the new. It was the first time since 1958, when the became a nonprofit corporation. Home page Home page of the Nitten
4. National Museum of Western Art – The National Museum of Western Art is the premier public art gallery in Japan specializing in art from the Western tradition. The Museum is located in the museum and zoo complex in Ueno Park in Taito and this popular Tokyo museum is also known by the English acronym NMWA. The NMWA was established on June 10,1959, the museum developed around the core art collection of Matsukata Kojiro, whose thinking is mirrored in the museum he anticipated. Matsukatas acquisition strategies were designed to create the nucleus of what he hoped would become a national museum specializing in Western art. The museum exhibits works from the Renaissance to the early 20th century, the museums purpose is to provide the public with opportunities to appreciate Western art. The museum is involved in the development and organization of a special exhibition every year and these exhibitions feature works on loan from private collections and museums both in and out of Japan. In 1963, NMWA created a splash on the art scene by bringing together 450 works by Marc Chagall. NMWA has purchased art work every year since its establishment in its efforts to build, the museum houses about 4,500 works, including examples of painting and sculpture from the 14th through the beginning of the 20th century. Many of these paintings are religious paintings featuring imagery from Christianity, paintings, 19th-20th century The New Wing displays 19th- to early 20th-century French paintings, including works by Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Moreau. The galleries also feature works by the generation of artists, such as Marquet, Picasso, Soutin, Ernst, Miró, Dubuffet. Drawings The NMWA drawing collection centers on works by such 18th- to 19th-century French artists as Boucher, Fragonard, Delacroix, Moreau, Rodin, and Cézanne. Prints The prints collection features works by Dürer, Holbein, Rembrandt, Callot, Piranesi, Goya, and Klinger, ranging from the 15th century through the early 20th century. The Union Catalog of the Collections of the National Art Museums, Japan is a catalog of material held by the four Japanese national art museums, The National Museum of Modern Art. The Main Building was designed by the Swiss architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, the multi-story, reinforced concrete building was completed in March 1959 as a symbol of the resumption of diplomatic ties between Japan and France after World War II. The museum was built to house the collection of works gathered by the industrialist Matsukata Kojiro between 1920 and 1923 and his collection had remained in England and France until after World War II when the Japanese Government asked France for its return to Japan. After France stipulated that a French architect should design the museum that would house the collection, Le Corbusier was selected for this task. Le Corbusier designed a masterplan to include the surrounding the museum. The design itself evolved into a building far exceeding the original brief and the library, a lecture hall
5. Shinobazu Pond – The Shinobazu Pond is a pond within Ueno Park, and a historically prominent Shitamachi feature often appearing in history and works of art. The temple was destroyed during the Boshin War, the pond, although modified many times and even once drained, is natural. The pond has a circumference of about 2 km and a surface of about 1,100, to the north it borders with the Ueno Zoo, to the east with Keisei Ueno Station, to the south and to the west with Shinobazu Dori. At its center lies Benten Island on which stands the Benten-dō temple dedicated to goddess Benzaiten, the park is divided in three parts by two promenades. According to one, the early name Shinowazu due to the presence of bamboo grass later turned into Shinobazu, another claims the name comes from the habit of young men and women to meet secretly here. In the Jōmon period the place used to be just a cove of Tokyo Bay. Later, some centuries into the Common Era, the sea withdrew, the pond is what remains of those marshes. We know that by the 15th Century the present name was already in use, in 1625 the Edo Shogunate had the Kanei-ji built here as a counterpart to Hieizans Enryakuji in West Japan. The temples founder Jigen Daishi, liking Lake Biwa, had Benten Island built in imitation of Chikubushima, at the time the island was accessible only by boat, but later a stone bridge was added on the east, making it possible to walk to it. The ponds shape until the beginning of the Meiji Era was very different from now, in particular the northern part where the Ueno Zoo is, at the time, the Aizomegawa flowed into it. In 1884 however, a horse racing company, wanting to open a racing track, had the pond partly filled, bringing it to the present shape. The first horse race took place in the November of the year in the presence of the Emperor. In 1907 the Kangetsukyō Bridge was built toward the west in occasion of the Tokyo Industrial Fair, in 1929 more work divided the pond in four distinct parts. The boat rental business, which continues to the present day, was started in 1939, todays Cormorants Pond is the result of the fusion of two of those four sections. During World War II water was pumped out and the pond divided into rice paddies (the so-called Shinobazu Tanpo. There was later, among others, a plan to build a field on it. In September 1967 a hole was opened by accident in the pond during the construction of Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, in the years between 1990 and 1994, the city authorities installed water purification equipment. The pond hosts several dozens of types of migratory and stationary birds, among them particularly numerous are tufted ducks, pochard, and northern pintails
6. Shitamachi Museum – The Shitamachi Museum is a museum in Ueno, Taito, Tokyo, Japan. Located on the shores of Shinobazu Pond within Ueno Park, its dedicated to the culture of Tokyos Shitamachi. Shitamachi, term translatable as Low City, is the name given to the Tokyo flatlands. The Shitamachi got its name from the fact that its the physically low part of the city next to, and particularly east of, although not necessarily poor, it was inhabited by Edos lower classes, including craftsmen, fishermen, sailors and merchants. The area produced most of what was original in Edos culture and was the entertainment, what remains of the old Shitamachi can nowadays be found in and around Tokyos Taito, for example in Asakusa. The Shitamachi Museum is dedicated to explaining this area and its culture through original artifacts. To the right of the entrance theres the life-size replica of a merchants house, in front of the shop are parked a rickshaw and a hand-pulled cart from old Edo. To the left stands the replica of a tenement house shared by two families, each owning a shop. On one side are supposed to live a mother and her daughter, on the other lives a coppersmith who both works and sells his wares at home. The well and the board next to the house are original items used in Edo times in the Shitamachi. All objects exhibited were donated by the public and were used by the original owners during the Taishō period. The second floor consists of a varied collection of exhibits. There are toys, dolls, photos, kitchen utensils, board games, card games, plus exhibits related to festivals, theres even the entrance of a public bath donated by the original owner. The rest of the article is based on the given to visitors at The Shitamachi Museum
7. Sogakudo Concert Hall – The Sōgakudō Concert Hall is a concert hall in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1890, it is the oldest western-style concert hall in Japan, formerly the hall belonged to the Tokyo Music School, now the Tokyo University of the Arts. By 1972, it had become too old for use, so Taitō Ward obtained the property. The hall was rebuilt in Ueno park, and nearby stands the statue of Rentarō Taki, the new Sōgakudō Concert Hall opened on the university campus in April 1998. The structure, by Okada Architect & Associates with acoustical design by Nagata Acoustics, is insulated from the vibrations of the subway below by rubber springs
8. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan – The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is a Japanese concert hall located in Ueno Park, Taitō, Tokyo. Designed by Japanese architect Kunio Maekawa, it was built in 1961 and its larger hall seats 2303 people, and its small hall seats 649. It is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, main Hall Recital Hall Suntory Hall New National Theatre Tokyo Sōgakudo Concert Hall Official website
9. Tokyo National Museum – The Tokyo National Museum, or TNM, established in 1872, is the oldest Japanese national museum, the largest art museum in Japan and one of the largest art museums in the world. The museum collects, houses, and preserves a collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia. The museum holds over 110,000 objects, which includes 87 Japanese National Treasure holdings and 610 Important Cultural Property holdings, the museum also conducts research and organizes educational events related to its collection. The museum is located inside Ueno Park in Taitō, Tokyo, the facilities consist of the Honkan, Tōyōkan, Hyōkeikan, Heiseikan, Hōryū-ji Hōmotsukan, as well as Shiryōkan, and other facilities. There are restaurants and shops within the premises, as well as outdoor exhibitions. The museums collections focus on ancient Japanese art and Asian art along the Silk Road, There is also a large collection of Greco-Buddhist art. All information is provided in Japanese, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, the museum came into being in 1872, when the first exhibition was held by the Museum Department of the Ministry of Education at the Taiseiden Hall. This marked the inauguration of the first museum in Japan, soon after the opening, the museum moved to Uchiyamashita-cho, then in 1882 moved again to the Ueno Park, where it stands today. Since its establishment, the museum has experienced major challenges such as the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923, in more than the 120 years of its history, the museum has gone under much evolution and transformation through organizational reforms and administrative change. The museum went through name changes, being called the Imperial Museum in 1886. 1882—The museum was moves to its present location, a formerly occupied by the headquarters of the Kanei-ji Temple in Ueno. 1889—The Imperial Household Ministry accepts control of Museum collections, and the institution is renamed the Imperial Museum, 1900—The museum is renamed Tokyo Imperial Household Museum. 1923—The museums main building is damaged in the Great Kantō earthquake of 1923, 1925—Objects in the Nature division are transferred to the Tokyo Museum of the Ministry of Education, now renamed the National Science Museum. 1938—The museums new building is opened. 1947—The Ministry of Education accepts responsibility for Museum collections, and institution is renamed the National Museum, 1978—The Hyokeikan building is designated an Important Cultural Property. 1999—The Gallery of Horyu-ji Treasures and the Heisei-kan buildings are opened, 2001—The museum is renamed Tokyo National Museum of the Independent Administrative Institution National Museum. 2001—The Hon-kan building is designated an Important Cultural Property, 2005—The IAI National Museum is expanded with addition of Kyushu National Museum. It was severely damaged in the Great Kantō earthquake of 1923, in contrast to the original buildings more Western style, the design of the present main building by Jin Watanabe is the more nativist Imperial Crown style
10. Ueno Daibutsu – Ueno Daibutsu was an Edo-period giant seated statue of Shaka Nyorai in what is now Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. Of bronze and dating to 1631, it was restored after damage in 1640, a fire in 1841. Heavily damaged during the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, when the head was toppled, in 1972 the face, stored in Kanei-ji, was put on display in its former location. Daibutsu Japanese sculpture List of National Treasures of Japan Conservation Techniques for Cultural Properties
11. Ueno Zoo – The Ueno Zoo is a 14. 3-hectare zoo, managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and located in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. It is Japans oldest zoo, opening on March 20,1882 and it is a five-minute walk from the Park Exit of Ueno Station, with convenient access from Tokyos public-transportation network. The Ueno Zoo Monorail, the first monorail in the country, the zoo is in Ueno Park, a large urban park that is home to museums, a small amusement park, and other attractions. The zoo started life as an attached to the National Museum of Natural History. In 1881, responsibility for this menagerie was handed to naturalist and civil servant Tanaka Yoshio, the ground was originally estate of the imperial family, but was bestowed to the municipal government in 1924 — along with Ueno Park — on the occasion of crown prince Hirohitos wedding. Requests by the staff at the zoo for a reprieve, or to evacuate the animals elsewhere, were refused, the animals were executed primarily by poisoning, strangulation or by simply placing the animals on starvation diets. A memorial service was held for the animals in September 1943, the zoo provides animals an environment similar to the natural habitat. In recent years, the cages of the past have been replaced with modern habitats, such as the Gorilla Woods. The zoo is home to more than 3.000 individuals representing over 400 species, the Sumatran tiger, and western lowland gorilla head the list of the zoos population. Ueno has more species on exhibition than any other zoo in Japan, the zoo is also home to zebras, Japanese macaques, red-crowned cranes, white-tailed eagles and king penguins, along with goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, ostriches, and rabbits. At some point, redistribution of the animals among Tokyos other zoos left Ueno without a lion, however, in response to public demand, Ueno borrowed a female from the Yokohama Municipal Zoo. After the death of Giant panda Ling Ling in 2008, Ueno Zoo was without a member of species for the first time since 1972. Two new giant pandas arrived from the Chinese Wolong Nature Reserve in February 2011, the male panda, Billy was renamed in Ueno to Līlī to emphasize his playful vitality. The females name Siennyu was changed to Shinshin, referring to purity, the new names were based on a public poll. The final choices picked by the zoo were, however, not among top choices, reduplication is very common in panda names. Faithful Elephants, story of the elephants in the zoo during World War II Itoh, Japanese Wartime Zoo Policy, The Silent Victims of World War II. Media related to Ueno Zoo at Wikimedia Commons Official website
12. Ueno Zoo Monorail – The Ueno Zoo Monorail Line is a 0.3 km long suspended railway operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. It lies within the Ueno Zoo in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, the monorail is similar to the Schwebebahn Wuppertal, but has rubber tires rather than steel wheels. Many of the parts manufactured for the monorail were off-the-shelf, the first monorail in the nation, it has two stations, single track, and operates at 600 V DC. The line began operating on December 17,1958, and except for a suspension during 2001–2002, has been in operation since. Being located inside the zoo, it operates on days when the zoo is open. The fare for the 90-second trip is 150 yen