Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Hall
Dr. Hideyo Noguchi’s Robot gestures are too real!
The Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Museum is located on the shores of Lake Inawashiro in Fukushima Prefecture. Dr. Hideyo Noguchi, well known for his portrait on the 1,000-yen bill, was a world-renowned bacteriologist, born in 1876 in Mitsuwa Village (now Inawashiro Town), Fukushima Prefecture. At the age of one, he fell into a sunken hearth and suffered a serious burn on his left hand. When he underwent surgery on his left hand as a junior high school student, he discovered the wonders of medicine and devoted himself to his studies. at the age of 19, he moved to Tokyo to obtain a medical license and became a doctor at the age of 21.
After that, Dr. Noguchi went to America and researched yellow fever, syphilis, and rabies. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize, but in 1927, while he was researching yellow fever in Africa, he himself contracted yellow fever and died at the age of 51.
Below, we will introduce the highlights of the Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Museum.
Birthplace of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi
In the “Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Hall”, the actual birthplace of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi has been relocated and exhibited, as well as the doctor’s mementos and materials.
In the thatched-roof birth house, the sunken hearth where Dr. Hideyo Noguchi was destined to burn badly and decide to pursue a career in medicine, and the “Words of determination” that he carved on a pillar when he moved to Tokyo are preserved as they were.
Dr. Hideyo Noguchi’s Robot
At the Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Hall, the laboratory of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi is reproduced. When you press the question button, Dr. Hideyo Noguchi’s robot talks about Mrs. Mary and his impressions of being the model for the 1,000-yen bill while gesturing.
Commemorative photo with Dr. Hideyo Noguchi
There are many unique corners where you can put on a white coat and beard, take a commemorative photo with Dr. Hideyo Noguchi, make tin badges, and more.
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