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[National Museum of Nature and Science] Museum appreciation experience using a remote-controlled robot-A museum and botanical garden connected by botanist Dr. Tomitaro Makino-Appreciation at once-

The National Science Museum will carry out a museum appreciation project using remote-controlled robots. As the first step of this project, the museum holds many specimens of Dr. Tomitaro Makino, who laid the foundation of modern plant taxonomy, the Makino Memorial Garden, which is the final residence of Dr. Makino, and Kochi Prefectural Government, which widely conveys his achievements. Operate the 3 buildings and gardens of Makino Botanical Garden with a robot and follow the achievements of the doctor.

This project is a project that provides a viewing experience by visiting museums (botanical gardens) all over the country in collaboration with local museums, etc. It is implemented with the subsidy of "Creative Activity Support Project" and is implemented as a museum appreciation model project with an eye on post-corona.

  • Overview
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    [Date]: From 10:30 on Thursday, December 9, 3rd year of Reiwa (about 1 hour)
    [Details]: Remote control and appreciation of robots between the National Museum of Nature and Science, Nerima Ward Makino Memorial Garden, and Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden. Participants have already been recruited at each building and garden.
    [Robot to use]: Avatar "new-me" (provided by avatarin Co., Ltd.)

  • Botanist Dr. Tomitaro Makino (1862-1957)
  • Photo courtesy of Kazuhiro Makino

    Dr. Tomitaro Makino was born in what is now Sakawa Town, Takaoka District, Kochi Prefecture. Raised in the rich nature of Kochi, I became interested in plants from an early age and learned about plants by myself. When I came to Tokyo for the second time, I was allowed to enter and leave the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo, and began to devote myself to research on plant taxonomy. We announced a new species, Theligonum japonicum, in the "Botanical Magazine" that we were involved in launching, and gave the new species the scientific name for the first time in Japan. It is said that about 400,000 specimens were collected during his lifetime in 1994, and the collection of books is about 45,000. He named more than 1,500 kinds of plants such as new varieties and new varieties, and is known as one who laid the foundation of Japanese plant taxonomy. Even now, he publishes "Makino Nihon Botanical Encyclopedia," a must-have book for researchers and enthusiasts. In response to requests from all over the country, I visited various places to widely convey the importance of knowing plants and made efforts to disseminate plant knowledge. 1953 Honorary citizen of Tokyo. Received the Order of Culture in 1957.

    [Details of each building / garden ]

  • National Museum of Nature and Science
  • We will introduce Dr. Makino's achievements using the specimens and materials of Dr. Makino held by the museum.

    ≪Main collection specimens to introduce the robot operating place≫
    ・ M2nd floor of the Earth Pavilion "Science and Technology Greats-Japanese Scientists and Engineers-"

    ・ "Cricket" discovered and named by Dr. Makino.

    ◆ National Museum of Nature and Science
    Location: 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
    Telephone: 03-5541-8600 (Hello dial)
    Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm
    Closed days: Monday (open when Monday is a national holiday, closed the next day), year-end and New Year holidays (December 28-January 1)
    Admission fee: General / university students 630 yen (free for high school students and younger and 65 years old and over), group 510 yen (20 people or more)
    How to enter: We are implementing measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection.
    * Advance reservations are required on the museum's website to enter the museum.
    * Check the temperature and physical condition before entering the building, and refuse to enter the building if you have a fever.
    * For details on how to enter the museum, please see the reservation site on our website.
    Official homepage: https://www.kahaku.go.jp/

  • Nerima Ward Makino Memorial Garden
  • We will take a look at the memorial hall and the library stack (a part of the doctor's study and library) in the park, and tell you about the appearance of Dr. Makino in the past.
    ・ Explanation of collecting tools and microscopes used by Dr. Makino in the permanent exhibition room of the memorial hall.
    ・ Introducing the study that was preserved as it was at that time and the box that the doctor devised at the sheath hall.

    ≪Main exhibits that introduce robot operating locations≫
    ・ Study

    ・ Doctor's collecting tools

    ◆ Nerima Ward Makino Memorial Garden
    Location: 6-34-4 Higashioizumi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
    Telephone: 03-6904-6403
    Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm
    Closed days: Tuesday (open when Tuesday is a national holiday, closed on the following weekday), year-end and New Year holidays (December 29-January 3)
    Admission fee: Free
    Official homepage: https://www.city.nerima.tokyo.jp/kankomoyoshi/annai/fukei/makinokinenteien/index.html

  • Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden
  • We will move the robot to the permanent exhibition room and the outdoor deck, and explain the courtyard of the exhibition hall and Dr. Makino's name plant "Chrysanthemum japonicum" which is currently in bloom.

    ≪Main plant to introduce as robot operating place≫
    ・ Permanent exhibition room

    ・ Exhibition hall courtyard

    ・ Chrysanthemum

    ◆ Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden
    Location: 4200-6 Godaisan, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture
    Telephone: 088-882-2601
    Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm
    Closed days: Year-end and New Year holidays (December 27th to January 1st)
    Maintenance closed: 2022/1/31, 6/27, 9/26, 11/28, 2023/1/30
    Admission fee: General 730 yen (free for high school students and younger), group 630 yen (20 people or more)
    Official homepage: https://www.makino.or.jp/