[ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA] Upgraded to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the opening! “Deep Sea Zone” is born instead of Ant View Zone!

New friends such as giant panda, oarfish, sperm whale, and giant squid will join us!
"Chapter 2 / Journey to meet new creatures" "Chapter 2" where you can record new creatures has started!

"Zukan Museum Ginza Limited Liability Business Association" * is celebrating the 1st anniversary of the opening of the new experience-based facility "ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA powered by Shogakukan Encyclopedia NEO" (hereinafter referred to as "ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA") on Saturday, July 16th. In commemoration, the version will be upgraded from the business on July 15th (Friday).

(* A joint association consisting of 7 companies: Sasaki Holdings Co., Ltd., Shogakukan Co., Ltd., Aid DC Co., Ltd., Drill Co., Ltd., Dentsu Inc., Sunny Side Up Co., Ltd., and Asahi Shimbun Co., Ltd.)

・ Highlights of version upgrade

① "Deep Sea Zone" is born instead of Ant View Zone! Deep-sea creatures join the ranks!
(2) The animal world idol "Giant Panda" has arrived!
(3) The movement of the giant squid, one of the largest invertebrates in the world, is supervised by Dr. Tsunemi Kubodera, an emeritus researcher at the National Museum of Nature and Science, who photographed the giant squid in the deep sea for the first time in the world. Only ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA can see the swimming movement here!
④ The goal zone will be reborn as a more photogenic space!

Giant panda


Giant squid

Sperm whale

At ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA, more than 150,000 people have visited the museum since its opening, and enjoyed a new pictorial book experience where you can experience the "nature of the earth" while sharpening various senses. With this version upgrade and the start of "Chapter 2 / Journey to meet new creatures", even if you are a customer who has visited the museum in the past or a customer who is visiting for the first time, more We would like you to enjoy immersing yourself in the world of pictorial books.

In addition to the four types introduced above, we will welcome new friends who participated in the "Creature Request Campaign" held the other day, and the goal zone where you can check the recorded creatures is also a more photogenic space. We will continue to liven up the version upgrade to commemorate the first anniversary of the opening of the business. During the 2022 summer vacation, when hot summer is expected, please enjoy the unique "deep sea & new creature experience" at ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA near Ginza Station.

・ Points of version upgrade (ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA Creative Director: Takayuki Kitai

Under the supervision of Professor Tsunemi Kubodera, who succeeded in photographing the giant squid in the deep sea for the first time in the world, a huge giant squid will appear in the newly created deep sea zone with realistic movements.
Giant sperm whales, which are said to be rivals of the giant squid, and other deep-sea creatures also appear on a realistic scale. Experience it as if you were on an underwater spacecraft.
In addition, the most popular animal, the giant panda, will also appear. If the timing is right, you may be able to see how you eat bamboo grass. In addition to pandas, creatures that appear in parents and children and males and females are scheduled to join the group, so it is a point that I would like you to see the situation again! Please enjoy Chapter 2 Zukan Museum, which depicts the state of the "earth" even more, such as the state of the family and rivalry.

・ Points in the video supervision of the giant squid (National Museum of Nature and Science, Honorary Researcher: Dr. Tsunemi Kubodera)

The giant squid, which swims gracefully and dynamically in the deep sea zone, of course, was not actually shot. A computer graphics expert created a model and programmed it to live and move around. We helped with this production process from the standpoint of a giant squid expert. I supervised it so as to faithfully reproduce the appearance of the living giant squid that I actually saw with my own eyes and the ecology revealed by research and research. The highlights are the appearance of swimming with those two long tentacles as if they were one axis, and the mechanism of sucking water into the mantle and discharging water from the funnel.

・ About business hours in July

In July, due to the arrival of the summer vacation season, there is a schedule that business hours will start at 10 o'clock even on weekends and holidays.
In addition, the 12th to 14th will be closed due to the version upgrade.
Please check the business schedule below before visiting.

・ What is ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA powered by Shogakukan Encyclopedia NEO?

This facility is a new sensation where you can immerse yourself in a world where you can meet creatures that you could only see in the picture book, and then go on to meet other creatures while exploring the space where digital and real are fused. It is an experience-based facility. This facility, which is a "living museum where the nature of the earth is condensed", is full of information and various technologies are updated every day. In this era, instead of turning the pages of books, all living things coexist. We will provide a new pictorial experience where you can experience the "nature of the earth" while sharpening various senses by "visiting" the space and time of the world.

Visitors can enter the world where the creatures picked up from the "Shogakukan Encyclopedia NEO Series" are visualized "digitally" and experience and learn about "nature" that cannot be conveyed by the pictorial book alone. The facility is designed to express changes in the environment on the earth, such as the passage of time of 24 hours and changes in the weather. It is a new type of experience-based facility that aims to "create". Please look forward to the new "Academic Entertainment", "ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA powered by Shogakukan Encyclopedia NEO".

·Fee structure

<Notes on purchasing tickets>
◎ Same-day tickets can be purchased at the ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA facility ticket counter and the official website.
◎ Children under the age of 3 can enter the museum free of charge.
◎ Changes and cancellations cannot be made after the purchase is completed. Tickets have a designated date and time and may be sold out.
◎ If you have a disability certificate, please show it to the staff before entering the venue. ◎ Children (junior high school students and younger) must be accompanied by a guardian over 20 years old. One guardian is required for every three children, including children who enter for free.
◎ You can enter the building with infants, but you need to leave a stroller.
◎ Wheelchair users and people with disabilities can enter with a wheelchair or assistance dog.
◎ Opening hours are subject to change with advance notice on the official website. (Reservations can be made 14 days before the desired visit date)

·Equipment outline

Facility official name: ZUKAN MUSEUM GINZA powered by Shogakukan Encyclopedia NEO

Organizer: Zukan Museum Limited Liability Business Association (Sasaki Holdings Co., Ltd., Shogakukan Co., Ltd., Aid DCC Co., Ltd.,
Drill Co., Ltd., Dentsu Inc., Sunny Side Up Co., Ltd., Asahi Shimbun Co., Ltd.)

Location: 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 Tokyu Plaza Ginza 6F
Access: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Marunouchi Line / Hibiya Line Ginza Station Exit C2 / C3 1 minute walk Tokyo Metro / Hibiya Line / Chiyoda Line / Toei Mita Line Hibiya Station Exit A1 2 minutes walk
JR Yamanote Line / Keihin Tohoku Line Yurakucho Station Ginza Exit 4 minutes walk

Business hours: Weekdays 11: 00-19: 00 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10: 00-19: 00
Closed days: Same as the closed days of Tokyu Plaza Ginza (* 1/1 and irregular holidays once a year)
Official HP: zukan-museum.com (Inquiries from the general public: info@zukan-museum.com)
Official SNS: [Twitter] @zukan_museum / [Instagram] @zukan_museum
Ticket purchase: Official website ( https://zukan-museum.com/tickets/ )
Lawson Ticket ( https://l-tike.com/zukanmuseum )

・ 《What is “Shogakukan Encyclopedia NEO”》

"Shogakukan Encyclopedia NEO" is a series of illustrated books released by Shogakukan.
Shogakukan's signature book with a cumulative circulation of over 13 million. It was published in 2002 as a project for the 80th anniversary of Shogakukan's founding. The origin of "NEO" in "Shogakukan Encyclopedia NEO" is taken from the acronyms Nature (nature and creatures), Earth (earth and space), and Origin (asking for origin).

・ << About "Zukan Museum Limited Liability Business Association" >>

Shogakukan Co., Ltd., which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year and has stimulated children's creativity with abundant contents such as "Shogakukan no Zukan NEO Series", Sasaki Holdings Co., Ltd., which supports the concept, Aid DCC Co., Ltd. , Drill Co., Ltd., Dentsu Co., Ltd., Sunnyside Up Co., Ltd., Asahi Shimbun Co., Ltd. This facility is operated in a consortium format by seven companies.

・ About correspondence of new coronavirus

At Zukan Museum, we are currently taking the following measures to prevent the infection of new coronavirus infections by our customers and employees.

■ We check the body temperature of all staff when they go to work, and staff with a temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher are suspended from work.
■ All staff and masks are used to serve customers.
■ We instruct all staff to wash their hands and thoroughly disinfect their hands with alcohol.
■ We have stopped using the hand dryer in the toilet inside the building.
■ We will disinfect the shared facilities (touch panel, buttons, toilet washroom, etc.) every two hours.
■ We will also disinfect the special equipment and shopping carts that customers use individually.
■ We will pay close attention to the status of new coronavirus infection and take thorough measures in consideration of the times.
■ We have set a limit on the number of people who can enter in order to avoid crowding in the hall.

In addition, we would like to ask the following measures for visitors.

■ Please wear a mask and cooperate with cough etiquette when you come to the venue. If you do not wear a mask, you will not be allowed to enter. * Recommended for infants except infants (under 2 years old) ■ Body temperature is checked by thermography at the entrance. Customers with a body temperature of 37.5 ° or higher will not be admitted. If you already have the admission ticket you purchased, please contact us before admission and we will change the date or refund.
■ If you have symptoms such as fever, cough, general pain, abnormal taste or smell, please refrain from visiting the venue and consult a medical institution.
■ In addition, those who have close contact with those who have been found to be positive for the new coronavirus infection, those who are suspected of being infected by family members living together or close acquaintances, and countries / regions where the infection has continued to spread within the past two weeks. Please refrain from visiting the venue even if you are traveling to Japan or have close contact with residents of the country or region.
■ We have installed rubbing alcohol in the building. We kindly ask for your cooperation in disinfecting your hands and fingers when you visit us.
■ If you feel sick during the entrance, please ask the staff near you. Also, if you see a customer who is not feeling well around you, please ask the staff near you.
■ Please enjoy keeping an appropriate distance in the hall.
■ We will continue to pay close attention to the situation, but due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, it may be canceled immediately. We will inform you about the operation status on the official event website and official SNS.

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