Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 10/20/14
When you finally left home, did your parents immediately pack up all your belongings and rewards?  Or did they take the Focker approach and create the wall of mediocrity?  Seattle Mariner’s All-Star Ichiro Suzuki’s parents went to an extreme and opened up a museum in the outfielder’s hometown of Toyoyama, Japan. Ichiro’s mother and father opened the Ichiro Exhibition Room back in 2002, just after the Japanese star burst on the scene in the Major League, winning both the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards. The museum itself boasts a ridiculous amount of memorabilia and achievements for the national hero. Things that are included are not limited to just things that are baseball related. Oh no, his parents show off everything they possible can to show the pride they have in their son. Things that are on display include the desk Ichiro used to do his homework in elementary school and transformers and the Bruce Lee action figures Ichiro used to collect (he was once just like us!). But don’t think that they limited to just those of their own nostalgia of Ichiro. He gave the his autographed poster of Snoop Dogg, and an signed basketball of from Patrick Ewing, and a pair of shoes from Michael Jordan. Many probably want to see the many awards that Ichiro has received during his career, and those can be found on the 2nd level. Yes, the museum has levels. 4 in all, in fact. Obviously, the expensive part is travelling the 4000 miles to Toyoyama, but once there, it will only cost you 900 yen, or $11.00, to experience the life of Ichiro.

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