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Okayama war damage exhibition room" opened newly.(From October, 2012)

5階見取り図

※Contents can differ from those in the leaflet due to change of displays.

Information treasure house of Okayama Lots of information of Okayama can be searched by operating “Korotto”, a searching machine, on the large aerial photographs. Enjoy dynamic images on the 16- multi-screen and “panoramic views”, flying freely over Okayama city like a bird!

5th Floor Permanent Exhibition Guide

1.Information treasure house of Okayama

The aerial photographs, which are 1/5000 the size of Okayama city area and its surroundings, and 1/1000 the size of Okayama city center are displayed on the whole floor. It will be fun to find your house, your school, places of interest or historic sites etc.

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Symbol of the town, Kanetsuki-do (Bell Tower)

Once stepping into this room, there rises the bell tower called Kanetsuki-do, which had kept an eye on people in the town and their lives for about 280 years. This old symbol of the town has been restored by current masters in 1/5 the size of the original.

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2.Town of Okayama Castle town Okayama, people, town and living


A miniature of Okayama Castle donjon and excavated gold-foiled tiles are on display. The map in the Edo era is overlapped with the map of the present city center on the floor. Renovated images of Lords’ dishes and pictures of street views before the World War Ⅱ etc. are also displayed.

3.Festivals of Okayama

This section features Saidaiji Eyo, which is famous as the naked man’s festival and other festivals held in many parts of Okayama city. Details of Ema(wooden tablet with a horse picture for wish) describing the Eyo held in Meiji 10(1877) can also be seen.

4.Nature of Okayama

This corner is to rediscover nature around us and to think of the environment. Any boxes can be opened. In each box, you can find traces of creatures or observation tools. You can also search for nature of Okayama and enjoy playing games about creatures.

5.Manufacturing technologies of people in Okayama

Art by clay and flame, Wood culture and Challenges of predecessors  Here is the corner of manufacturing technologies which Okayama boasts such as Bizen pottery, wood works in the Yayoi era and reclamation of Kojima Bay etc.. It is possible to see images of making process by contemporary Bizen potters or living on the reclaimed land as well as originals of old Bizen pottery selected from the Kimura collection and wood wares excavated from the Minamigata Ruin.

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