Sunday, August 5, 2012

Arigato, Japonia! 48. Ce fel de muzee sunt in Osaka? / Arigato, Japan! 48. What Kind of Museums Do You Find in Osaka?


Osaka is rich in museums, so I went to visit some. I also wanted to see the modern architecture and museums here are modern buildings.

The National Museum of Arts was opened in the new building on 2007. The architect Cesar Pelli thought a metallic structure which represent the bamboo growth. I saw it more like a giant dragonfly. The museum is under the surface, which is unusual. Modern Japanese artists but also Cezanne and Picasso can be admired. The entrance is 420 yen and the opening hours are 10 - 16.30

Nearby, The Science Museum can be visited, after paying the entrance fee of 400 yen. It is interactive and very educative for children. The first technical museum was opened in Osaka on 1937, but this one appeared on 1989.

Fiindca Osaka este un oras bogat in muzee, mi-am propus sa vizitez cateva. Nu le-am gasit pe toate la fel de usor. Cum procedez, eu nestiind limba, ei vorbind engleza deloc sau cu aproximatie si asta cu un accent care o schimba total?! Foarte simplu! Inainte de plecare, imi "fabric" niste fasiute de hartie pe care printez denumirea obiectivului cautat, in japoneza. Folosesc caractere mari, de 28-36 si bold pentru a le face lizibile pentru oricine. Ajunsa in Japonia (sau Coreea de Sud, China, de ex.) opresc pe cineva pe strada si spun "Va rog" in limba tarii respective, apoi arat hartiuta. Foarte rar s-a intamplat ca persoana sa fie grabita si sa nu se opreasca si asta nu in Japonia! Cu politetea si amabilitatea lor proverbiala se opresc, citesc, se gandesc si apoi scot smart phone-ul si incep sa caute! In curand problema e rezolvata. Si daca tot mai au dubii, opresc si ei pe cineva (1-2-3, cati e nevoie), pana se dumiresc. Apoi, fericiti, iti arata prin semne sau pur si simplu te insotesc in directia respectiva, pana se conving ca vei ajunge exact unde doresti.

Pe langa patrimoniul pe care il contin, muzeele din Osaka tin si de arhitectura moderna a orasului.

Muzeul National de Arta se afla pe insula Nakanoshima si a fost inaugurat in 2007. Arhitectul Cesar Pelli a gandit o structura metalica, care reprezinta cresterea unui copac de bambus, spun informatiile la care am avut acces. Mie mi se pare mai mult o uriasa libelula, asezata pe pamant. Muzeul este unul subteran, la suprafata aflandu-se doar structura metalica, o solutie destul de neobisnuita. Arta moderna japoneza dar si Cezanne sau Picasso, ii rasfata pe vizitatori. Muzeul este deschis intre 10-16.30 si intrarea costa 420 yen.
 Muzeul National de Arta, Osaka
 intrarea principala
Chiar langa Muzeul National de Arta se afla Muzeul de Stiinta, alta cladire moderna a orasului. Cele patru etaje ale sale sunt pline de exponate bazate, in marea lor majoritate, pe interactivitate, facand din acest loc o adevarata scoala pentru copii. Acest muzeu exista din 1989, dar primul muzeu tehnic a fost deschis in 1937. Intrarea costa 400 yen.
 Muzeul de Stiinta
 intrarea principala

14 comments:

Almost Daily Gallery said...

Nicely to get to know you _ thank You very much for visiting my blog, and nice words!
pozdrawiam
Iwona
btw:) I know this place in Romania.

Traveling Hawk said...

Hi, Iwona! Welcome on my blog. I visited yours, coming from Helma's blog. I also follow another blog from Poland - Urban stories. See you!

cartim said...

Stiam ca sunt amabili dar nicci chiar asa :))

Cladirile acelea moderne contrasteaza cu templele pe care le , oricum arataa fantastic.

Traveling Hawk said...

Amabili, politicosi, linistiti - nu am auzit/vazut vreun scandal undeva sau un ton ridicat. Niciodata! E o placere sa traiesti intre asemenea oameni, Cartim si asta, cred, te obliga sa fii la fel.

Helma said...

I can honestly say that the exterior of this museum really do not like. All these strands of steel I find just plain ugly. The inside of the museum is much nicer :-)

Traveling Hawk said...

So is modern architecture sometimes, Helma. Not necessarily beautiful... Yes, inside it was also a photo exhibition which I enjoyed:) Thanks for the visit.

Joop Zand said...

Thanks for these great shots...... i like the compositions very much.

Greetings, Joop

Randy said...

I like the different designs in the architecture. One of my favorite things to see when I visit a new city.

VP said...

Surprising and daring architecture!

Doug Hickok said...

Wonderful works of art all around!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Joop!

Traveling Hawk said...

That's what I wanted to see in Osaka, Randy.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's part of futuristic, Japan, VP!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Doug! It's a shame that it rained when I was there.