ES14 - The Shitamachi Museum, Ueno, Japan

The Shitamachi Museum is located in Ueno, in northeastern Tokyo, just next to Ueno Park. The museum was built in 1980, and was designed to educate future generations about the culture of Tokyo's shitamachi region. The Shitamachi Museum is a very unique museum because it exhibits the ordinary life of the people before the massive destruction caused by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and the wartime fires of 1945.