There is a irregular exhibit at the entrance. Please contact a member of the staff for permission to have a look inside the vehicle or at the engine on display. We will announce the exhibition date separately.
There is a miniature hydroelectric facility on the way to the museum from the the parking lot. You can watch water flowing through the turbine. The amount of electricity generated by the facility is shown on the digital display board.
On display are two full-sized turbine runners used for the water power generation at dams. You can touch and imagine how powerful the water flow is.
Kawaguchi Power Plant: Kaplan turbine runner
Weight: 6t / unit
Amount of water used: up to 70㎥ / s
Hinotani Power Plant: Francis turbine runner
Weight: 4.4t / unit
Amount of water used: up to 60㎥ / s
Attached to the outside wall of the museum are two large boards of Japanese cedar dyed Japan Blue with Awa Indigo. The traditional wood shaving technique called “naguri” created the wavy surface producing subtle shading. The color shade will change with changing reflections of light.