Miraikan's approach to scientific themes
Miraikan considers science and technology as a part of culture. Here, culture refers to the comprehensive wisdom that is required to sustain and enrich the lives of human beings. It includes all human activities, from art and politics, religion, economics, education, and science and technology, to the various aspects of knowledge that support our lives.
Based on this concept, Miraikan encourages visitors to learn about themselves through the museum's exhibits and events, and to consider the future to create. As shown in the diagram, Miraikan has established the overarching theme of "TSUNAGARI," and separated the various fields of cutting-edge science and technology into the two themes of "Explore the frontiers" and "Create your future."
In "Explore the frontiers," we gain an understanding about the place of humans, through learning about space, and life. In "Create your future," together we explore ways to enrich the lives of humans, such as through innovation and information. These will in turn deepen our knowledge on our current selves and the Earth as it is today, and help us to create our vision for the future.