Learn from the great achievements on Kenjiro Takayanagi,
the father of television and a source of pride for Hamamatsu.
Kenjiro Takayanagi created the world's first electronic television.
From the moment he first displayed the Japanese character "イ" on a cathode ray tube through until today, television has been the central medium of the information society.
Takayanagi Memorial Hall shows the ripple effect of his achievements and inventions on society.
For example, there are a variety of exhibits that allow you to see the history of television and learn about the construction of cathode ray tubes and televisions. In addition, the carefully prepared Fujioka Collection of early cathode ray tubes and televisions are almost all in working order. See with your own eyes and experience the development and history of television from wavering black and white images to the latest organic LED televisions.
There is also a corner displaying the number one manufacturers and products in the world.
You can also see the actual photo multiplier tube from Hamamatsu Photonics who supported Masatoshi Koshiba, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in physics, and guided him to successfully observe neutrinos. Many of the world's best technologies and products that Japan takes pride in came from Hamamatsu.
There are also explanations and displays of new and emerging technologies being researched at the university in the search for yet another world's best.
Imagine the ever expanding technology and future at the Takayanagi Memorial Hall.
Exhibits about Mr. Takayanagi / Experiment and Experience Corner
Mr. Takayanagi's achievements are explained through exhibits such as panels. In addition, you can learn about the inner workings of televisions and the principles behind them with an experimental electronic light emitter, an experimental Nipov disk laser television and a machine for experiencing experiments with color matching.
The Fujioka Collection
A priceless collection including the first color television produced in Japan, and everything from black and white to organic LED televisions.
That they can still display modern television programs is astounding.
Products of Hamamatsu and World's Best Corner
/ Limited Time Corporate Exhibits
In Hamamatsu, there are a lot of companies active on the global stage, showcasing the highest technological prowess. You are sure to be surprised at how many things came from Hamamatsu. At the Corporate Exhibition booth, you can also see the latest information, updated every few months.Shizuoka University Corner
You can see explanations of the results of the latest research at Shizuoka University, as well as materials related to each topic.This facility is located inside the Hamamatsu campus grounds of the University of Shizuoka. (Map of the campus)
Please give the following destination at the security post at the front gate.
"Takayanagi Memorial Hall"高柳記念未来技術創造館／たかやなぎみらいぎじゅつそうぞうかん
Also, Japanese-speaking volunteers are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to explain the exhibits. (Japanese)
For visitors who desire explanations in English or another foreign language,please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
※Unfortunately, we may be unable to accommodate all requests.
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10am - 4pm
(It's opened in case of holiday.)
From Hamamatsu Station
Take the all of line bus (20 minutes) at bus stop #16 of the bus terminal to "Shizuoka University"then walk