A powerful model of a Tyrannosaurus skeleton was modestly displayed by the stairs

Tyrannosaurus skeleton model
Tyrannosaurus skeleton model in Mizuta Memorial Museum Oishi Fossil Gallery in Hirakawacho, Tokyo
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On the side of the stairs leading to the museum, there was a large fossil that looked like it was about to start running. It was said to be a primitive Tyrannosaurus. With such a large skeleton looming over me, my expectations for the museum I was about to visit grew. On this day, I visited the Oishi Fossil Gallery at the Mizuta Memorial Museum of Josai University in Hirakawacho.

I was not expecting the fossil gallery to be free, but I was also not expecting it to be so small. If you were expecting to see something like the skeletal specimens of carnivorous dinosaurs outside, you would have been disappointed. All of the fossils on display in the small museum were of relatively small fishes. There are so many fish fossils in the museum collection that some people call it a fossil aquarium.

Even though it is one of the best collections of fish fossils in Japan, there were no large, powerful fossils, which was a bit of a disappointment for me, as I was expecting more of a visual aspect than an academic aspect. On the other hand, I wondered why there was only one powerful Tyrannosaurus on display outside the museum, so I went back to the dinosaur section and read the description, which said it was a skeletal model. So it was a model. That's why they were treated differently from real fossils, I realized.

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12185

Shooting Date

Jan 2022

Posted On

February 23, 2022

Modified On

April 4, 2022

Place

Hirakawacho, Tokyo

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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