The judicial ties of Meiji University stretch back to 1881. This particular museum was established in 1929 to archive ... More
Meiji University Criminal Museum
The judicial ties of Meiji University stretch back to 1881. This particular museum was established in 1929 to archive criminology records. There are more than 250,000 items stored here which include magazines, books, and historical records of crimes committed. Punishment of crime is also featured, for example, the imaginative methods of torture over the ages are depicted in wood-block prints. But the heart of the collection lies in chilling replicas of the apparatus used for punishment, a 16th century guillotine, a display of rock torture and the dreaded Iron Maiden.
Visit this small museum to observe the first hand traditional method of handcrafting Japanese dolls, an art that has been
acclaimed worldwide. Dolls like those displayed here are seen in Japanese homes on "Girl's Day" (March 3rd). You may ...
This perfect example of Shinto architecture muted colors and spare lines was opened in 1920 to commemorate the death of
Emperor Meiji in 1912. Surrounded by 72 hectares (178 acres) of shady trees and the various Japanese flora of ...
Various travel modes are displayed, including steam locomotives, bicycles, and even a mock up of a Japan Air Lines passenger
cabin. Children will enjoy the experience of being a "conductor" on Japan Railways' Yamanote circle route. Horse drawn carriages, ...