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Gunkanjima Island - a UNESCO World Heritage site - is re-created with the latest digital technology!
1[Project Mapping] - Gunkanjima Symphony
About 3000 photos are projected on a 30-meter wide screen. You can see the situation of Gunkanjima at that time. A special animation "Amazing Hashima", which plays once every 30 minutes, is also a must-see.
2[Touch Panel] - Mysteries of Gunkanjima
Explore the mystery of Gunkanjima through three touch panels.
3[Interactive] - 3D model of Gunkanjima
You can take a walk around the island by using mouse and controller on Gunkanjima 3D Model.
4[Movie] - Video gallery
The "History of Hashima", which is a movie based on Gunkanjima Archives. Also other original programs of digital museum are presented.
5Life in the apartment on Gunkanjima
At the golden age of Gunkanjima was a high population density town. There were more than 30 concrete high-rise buildings on the island. This room shows the life of Gunkanjima in the late of 1950s.
6[Projection Mapping] - Road to the coal mining site
You can have a realistic experience like riding on a trolley or elevator (cage) inside of the mine tunnel that can not be seen now.
7[AR] - Jump up above Gunkanjima
By jumping with the box, you can see amazing aerial view of Gunkanjima Island as you are flying in the sky.
8[Project Mapping] - Memories of residents on Gunkanjima
It structure of comments and photos of the former Gunkanjima residents.
9[Project Mapping] - Rhythm of the island
Using projection mapping in the actual size "1/150 diorama", we recreated 3 days of the island including events and daily life. You can go through the changes from morning to noon and night of Gunkanjima by the projection.
10[Project Mapping] - Wonder Island
The brush painting by Japanese artist Kanako Kunitani. What will happen when you standing in front of the painting....?? Please try it by yourself.
11[Model & Panel] - Gunkanjima Building No.30
The over 100 years-old construction “Building No.30” will be introduced by using the panel and the 1:30 scale model.
12[Panel - Interview] - My hometown and the value of Building No.30
Yoichi Nakamura is a first-class architect who spents his early years on Gunkanjima with his father. His father was the origin Hashima’s Charcoal Chief. He considering about the future of Building No. 30.
13[Interview] - Residents in Building No.30
An interview video of five former residents from Building No.30.
14[Chronology - Interview] - Trends in modern architecture in Japan
Exhibition of the "chronology" created by Mr. Koichi Nakamura, a Ph.D. in Art Engineering, and an interview video with him. The BIM data of Building No.30 and The apartment for part-time job were also published.
15[Model] - Steel ship “Yugao-maru” -scale of 1:30-
We recreated the passenger ship “Yugao-maru” which loved by Takashima, Hashima and Nagasaki‘s residents.
16[Painting] - The painting by Mr. Tada
These "oil paintings" are made by Mr. Tada during his General Secretary period. The scenery of Gunkanjima at that time painted colorfully.
17Mementos from the island
It is an exhibition of the mementos actually used on the island, and interviews of who involved.
18[VR] - Gunkanjima VR
Actually landing on the restricted area of Gunkanjima by VR. Wearing VR and explore the off-limit places! Also You can experience flying over the Gunkanjima by "Susumu VR", which combines VR and an excercise bike.
19[Interview] - Preservation of Gunkanjima
In the interview, researchers are explaining the preservation plan, which is the current condition and issues of the island being in danger of collapsing.
20[Model & Movie] - Building No.71
We display the models of Building No.71, which was the gymnasium on the island, from before collapsing to the present condition. Please enjoy the video shown on a retro TV.
21[Interview] - The Road to Nomination on the World Heritage Site
Please take a look at how Japan's leading industrial heritage researcher, Yasuko Kato, lead 23 properties in 11 cities in 8 prefectures to World Heritage Registration.
22[Touch panel] - Gunkanjima Quiz
Gunkanjima had a lot of unique culture. There is something that you have never thought of and usually taken for granted on Gunkanjima! The quiz has 10 questions. How many questions can you answer it correctly?
23[Recreated set] - Theatre-steps leading to “Hell Stair”
Recreate the steep stairs of "Hell Stage" near Hashima Ginza(Ginza means shopping street in Hashima). The stage relocated to our museum which used for The performing “Buccaro series” ~ Hashima/Gunkanjima edition ~ in Tokyo in 2017.
24[Recreated set] - The Hashima Shrine
The Hashima Shrine, which built on the hill of Gunkanjima, was the island's guardian deity for the safety of Hashima coal mines. The shrine that was familiar to the residents was recreated in the museum.
25[MR Mixed reality] - “Gansho-kun from Gunkanjima- Find the glittering black diamond”
This content uses Microsoft HoloLens (MR). A funny image appears when you wear the HoloLens and walk through our museum. After taking a walk, the game will turn to a match to find the best player in the coal mining. * Extra fee required for this experience
26Gansho-kun Room Part 1
In “Chapu - Chapu 3D Aquarium” , you can play with our mascot character “Gunkanjima Gansho-kun” by the original image and Hologram. Seeing Gansho-kun under the sea and get a surprise from him!
27Gansho-kun Room Part 2
The introduction about the creator of Gansho-kun, Gansho-kun original painting and 12 TV commercials which made by paper. The TV commercial explains Mr. Minoru who is a friend of Gansho-kun and his life in 1958 on Gunkanjima.
28[Photo] - Photo gallery by Masatsugu Takahashi
Masatsugu Takahashi is a photographer born in 1947. He worked as an coal mining worker on Gunkanjima for about 3 months from October 1972. The photos was taken by his co-worker Tsukuo during he is working and the children on the island. Also the photos of ruined island after 40 years was exhibited. The life conditions of that time is presented in real time.
29[Interactive] - World Heritage Sites in the world
The world heritage in various places around the world projected on panoramic tick with seven monitors. In conjunction with Google Earth Street View of Google, you can see the latest updated images.
30[Painting & Movie] Exhibits by Mr. Katsuya Terada
A cartoonist and illustrator Katsuya Terada traveled the four islands of Nagasaki (Ikeshima, Takashima, Hashima, Iojima) from March to July on 2016, and made the “Dragon” collection with inspiration from each island.
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Opening Hours9:00 - 18:00 (Final Admission at 17:30) Irregular holidays