Some of these old sewing machines didn't even need electricity; they were people-powered.
Adjustable overhead lighting simply meant, moving the kerosene lantern somewhere else.
Those florescent lights are one of the things that make photographers in museums go crazy.
They probably cause problems for postal workers, too.
Somebody should look into that. Doncha think ?
The rickshaw is one of the crazy inventions, I never understood.
Why the heck would anyone want to ride around in something with a Chinese guy pulling it ?
So, I researched. And I found out the machine was invented in Japan.
There was a Ryukyu flag, I never knew about, on some sort of pencil holder.
It wasn't clear to me at the time whether or not stuff could be moved around to better light for photography.
I figured, if I asked, they might say "No".
So, I didn't ask.
Got my photo and put everything back where I found it.
The coolest thing I found at that museum was this old rag-top Toyota Firetruck.
The craziest thing had to be this collection of record albums.
There are some real classics there.
What the heck is Adolf Hitler doing on an album cover ?
That's crazy !