Place of Electric Experiment of Hiraga Gennai (historical site)
Material which succeeded in the reconstruction repair of electriciteit for the first time in Japan
Gennai Hiraga, born in Sanuki-shidoura in 1728, was well-versed in academic studies with talent in literature. He invented a number of things. In 1776, he succeeded in restoring and repairing an erekiteru (hand-operated electric generator). He often conducted experiments at home in Fukagawa Kiyosumi-cho (Kiyosumi 1) and showed them to other people. There is monument which ticked away this origin on this ground.
|Address||1-2, Kiyosumi, Koutou-ku frontage|
|Access||Toei Oedo Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line "Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station" Exit A3 9-minute walk|