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about CRANE PARK

       * Wintering cranes in Izumi

People

people Human's Story
cranes and the culture
Cranes have appeared in folk tales and fine art since olden days.
This corner introduces the auspiciousness of cranes and their contact with people.


[major exhibits ・films]
There are films of four stories inculding "The trial of a crane killer", "Hot spring for cranes ",and warm-hearted Japanese and overseas presentations on cranes made with various filming techniques such as rotating three-dimentional screens. The crane motif is used on pottery pieces and handicrafts, hanging scrolls,folding screens,kimonos,stamps,etc.


Town

townCountry's Story
cranes and history

Cranes seem to have been migrating to Japan from long ago. They apper in natural history journals of the Edo era, probably because they are large and standout.
This corner exhibits presentations of cranes living contentedly in Izumi. Fifteen varieties of cranes from all over the world are also exhibited.


[major exhibits ・films]
Displays include 15 varieties of cranes from all over the world, 4 multi-media units placed around the three-dimensional floor map of Izumi that can display information on nature, histric sites and cultual assets of Izumi, and "history poles" that explain the fluctuation of crane numbers together with historic explanation.


Nature
natureNature's Story
cranes on the earth

Different varieties of cranes have different environments and ecologies.
This corner shows how cranes raise their offspring in the continent, how they spend a day in their winter home"Izumi", and the mysterious physical traits of cranes.


[major exhibits ・films]
A film called"The cranes' day in Izumi" is a cranes' drama introducing their actvities from dawn. Another films entitled "Monitoring of cranes' behavior" shows six patterns of behavior such as grooming and dancing. There is also a documentary film called "A year of cranes ".
In addition, there are stuffed wild birds ,"a special organ using cranes' voices" and " a crane nest" collected in Russia.




Q&A corner
Q&A cornerLearn about nature in Izumi and cranes in an interesting way!



Study Room
Study RoomFull of information about cranes and nature.

Facilities
1F: 1345.73m2
2F: 1601.57m2
special exhibit room 150m2 permanent exhibit room 640m2
study room 70m2 Dome Theater 175m2
lecture room 100m2 administration facilities 76m2
laboratory room 100m2 entrance hall 125m2
curators'room 89m2 storage room 131m2
observation deck 27m2    
2-story,ferro-concrete building
partially wooden structure ・ steel frame building
Parks 43,439m 2 (inculuding museum site)
Friendship plaza,kids field,Bird Forest
parking lot (for 212cars and 5 buses)
etc

Infomation
Open
9:00am-5:00 pm (admission must be made by 4:30)
Close
April to Oct:every Monday(closed on Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday)
Nov.to Mar.:open every day
*The museum may be closed temporarily other on the above mentioned day.


Admission Fee

  Admission Admission to Dome Theater
Adult 310yen 310yen
high school,college students 210yen 210yen
elementary,junior high students 100yen 100yen
*20% off for groups of more than 20 people.
*Extra charge may be required for special exhibits.


CRANE PARK IZUMI
1,000,Bunka-cho,Izumi City,Kagoshima 899-0208
Phone:0996-63-8915(JAPAN)
Fax:0996-62-8915(JAPAN)
crane_c@city.izumi.kagoshima.jp