The exhibition "Living Tools Now and Once" with the theme of "Old Tools and People's Living" will be held from January 23 at the Kawasaki City Museum.


At the exhibition, living tools that changed from the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras to the present day will be exhibited. For example, in the case of refrigerators, not only the early electric refrigerators, but also "ice-type wooden refrigerators" that cool the inside of the refrigerator using ice are introduced. Before the spread of electric refrigerators, there were ice makers in each shopping district that sell ice used in "ice-type wooden refrigerators," and I can think of the fact that it was people's daily routine to go there to buy ice. Would be fun too. In this way, at the "Living Tools Now and Once" exhibition, you can feel that people's lives have changed due to changes in living tools.

Exhibition showing the transition of refrigerators
Exhibition showing the transition of refrigerators

There is also an exhibition that shows the transition of heating appliances
There is also an exhibition that shows the transition of heating appliances

In addition, as a special exhibition, "Children of the 1960s" will be held, focusing on the daily lives of children in the 1960s. In addition to the corner that reproduces the living room in 1958, it is a special exhibition that visitors can enjoy, such as a well-drawing, black telephone, foot-operated sewing machine, and stone mill experience corner.

Foot-operated sewing machine experience corner
Foot-operated sewing machine experience corner

■ "Living Tools Now and Once" Exhibition Outline
Venue: Kawasaki City Museum Period: January 23 to March 27, 2016 (February 12, March 22, and every week) Closed on Mondays (open on March 21)
Holding time: 9:30 to 17:00 (admission is until 16:30)
Admission fee: Free

"Tools for Living Now and Once" Kawasaki City Museum
Address:1-2 Todoroki, Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture
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