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Japanese Speaker Tadamori Oshima visited Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

On July 25, the Japanese speaker Tadamori Oshima, with other 14 people in a group, visited Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum.

During one-hour visit, Tadamori Oshima showed strong interest in terracotta warriors and bronze horses. In the face of the majestic underground army, he occasionally asked about the production and painting of terracotta, the time of the mausoleum construction and the archaeological progress of Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum. When he learned that the name of the maker of terracotta was carved on the body, Mr. Oshima was amazed at the advanced management system of the Qin Dynasty, and immediately told the entourage that was the "responsibility system" nowadays. In front of the showcase inside No. 2 pit, Mr. Oshima paused to admire each of the terracotta figurines and discussed with his entourage with great interest on the troop names, classes and costumes of terracotta figurine. During the visit, Mr. Oshima's understanding of the geographical environment around Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum was unexpected; he pointed to Lishan Mountain and explained to the accompanying staff why Emperor Qinshihuang chose to build a cemetery here. In the Qin Mausoleum Cultural Relics Exhibition Hall, two bronze vehicles with horses and single shaft caused his attention. He asked: "How could these horses drive the shaft? How to control the speed of the horse?" Tian Jing, Deputy Dean of Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum, told him: "The two horses in the middle drive through the hame on their necks. The two horses on both sides are to assist the two horses in the middle. Royal horseman used bridle rope in his hand to control the speed of the horses. He nodded constantly after listening.

When the visit was over, Mr. Oshima wrote on the guest book: "I am very happy visiting the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum today. I witnessed the world-famous human heritage. These precious sculptures reflect the glorious ancient Chinese civilization when Qin Shihuang unified China. I especially thank the museum staff for their introduction to us to this unique world miracle."