In my May 21 column in The Japan Times, and the blog post above, I wrote about the history of postal service in Japan. So I’m giving away two sets of free tickets to the Tei Park Communications Museum in Otemachi, Tokyo, each of which is good for up to three people.
There’s lots to do in the museum besides following my footsteps on the search for the origin of the 〒 symbol. You can check out the museum’s extensive collection of postage stamps from around the world, for example, or learn about the history of telegraph and telephones in Japan. Little kids will enjoy getting on one of those cute red motorbikes to play the mail-delivery simulation.
Let’s limit this giveaway to residents of Japan, and to be fair to others, please enter only if you’ve got a reasonable chance of using the tickets before the end of August. I won’t use your personal information for any reason. I won’t even keep it. I’ll use a computer to randomly select a winner at 8 am, Tokyo time, on May 31. I’ll mail the tickets out the same day, so please be sure to give me your mailing address as well as your name and email address. You can use the contact form below to enter.
No need to cry if you don’t win: regular admission won’t break the bank: it’s just 110 yen for adults and 50 yen for children. On Sundays and National Holidays, there is no charge for school-age children (elementary, middle-school and high school-school). Still, it’s fun to win something, right?