2010-07-16 -- Nagoya

A free day in Nagoya. We visited Nagoya Castle in the morning, and then more or less stumbled into the http://www.tcmit.org/english/.


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Nagoya Castle



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A shade, from what, I can't imagine.



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Vertigo inducing stairwell. Love this.



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Outside the castle, we had to stop Dad from feeding the fish.



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There were some pidgeons doing...well...I don't really know what this guy is doing. He was just standing on one foot.



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"Museum That Way"?



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Writing these some six years after the fact, I don't really know if this is the 'Ring Spinning Frame', that is the final step of the main spinning process, where the roving is drafted, twised and wound on a bobbin. In ring spinning frames, the twisting is done by a ring and traveler mechanism. Or if that is the next picture.



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I'm guessing this is the Ring Sinning Frame, and the previous picture is the back side of it.



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The museum is, so far, ginormous. And all about textiles so far.



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But that was the end of the textiles, and now we're in the car section.



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Plaque: Connecting Rod Forging: This 2500-ton press, made by Erie in the U.S. and installed in 1964, was Toyota's first automatic forging press. Highly productive presses like this one were introduced to cope with the rising demand for cars.

AND IT ACTUALLY WORKED! Press a button next to the plaque and it fired up and started forging.



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Backside of the Connecting Rod Forge. Just a Big Machine.



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This sums up nicely the Toyota Museum: "Exciting Experience Area"!



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On the way out, just at closing time (we were almost chased out) was a gigantic steam engine.



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Difficult to get a good picture of the whole machine as it was in a hallway (gah!!) and was roped off so I couldn't get close for any details. But I tried.



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The machine was No. 3348, Gebruder Sulzer, Winterthur & Ludwigshafen a/rh, 1902. I think that says "Sulzer Brothers Foundry, Winterthur". Here is a brief history of the company.



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Dinner was quite a production. I got a set menu, "SYOUKADOU" which was desribed as "appetizer, SYOUKADOU box, soup, rice, Japanese pickled vegetables, dessert". Not much to go on there. As far as I can tell, it's just a name. Anyway, loaded with, umm, interesting goodies.



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We were all having a good time exploring food. Some ended up having to cook it themselves.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/8 sec, f/2.7, ISO 800
Hard to believe that this is buried in a hotel that is buried in a train station in Nagoya.



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