Monday, September 9, 2013

Visiting the Tokyo military museum Yūshūkan in September 2013

The Yūshūkan (遊就館) is a Japanese military and war museum located within Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo. As a museum maintained by the shrine, which is dedicated to the souls of soldiers who died fighting on behalf of the Emperor of Japan.the museum contains various artifacts and documents concerning Japanese war casualties and military activity from the start of the Meiji Restoration to the end of World War II. The museum was established in 1882, and describes itself as the first and oldest war and military museum in Japan.





Sunday, July 7, 2013

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History (Musée Royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire Militaire) in Brussels, Belgium (July 2013)

The museum collection originally consisted of a set of exhibits collected by an officer, Louis Leconte.Approximately 900 pieces were brought together, the collection was later heavily enriched by legacies, gifts and exchanges. Leconte was particular in choosing from equipment abandoned by the Germans in 1918. Today, it is possible to find uniforms, weapons, vehicles and military equipment of a number of periods and countries there.




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