3 days ago which was April 23rd, we went on a field trip to the Ueno Zoo and Tokyo National Museum. First we went to the zoo and then went to the Tokyo National Museum. These two places were very close so we walked to the museum from the zoo. But to the zoo, we went by train. We rode on the train from Ishikawachou Station.
I never went to this museum and I don’t really go to these places. I was expecting to see ancient things and I did. My legs were tired from the long walk at the zoo and the basketball practice I had before that day.
At the museum, we had to choose 3 to 5 things. I chose 4 things and one was Netsuke Dragon Drum design wood. It was one of the wood carvings in the museum called Netsuke. And the one I chose was shaped like a dragon drum. It was very small and I thought it was very impressive because it was very detailed. This work was a gift from Mr. Go Seinosuke. It is from the Edo period (18th century). This work reminded me of wood toys and sculptures in Germany. I think this work connects to China because it’s a dragon and dragons were originally from China. I learned that ancient Japanese people made these things and even now people make these too.