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Answers do not correspond to all globes.

Why are globes tilted ?

地球儀/リンカーンMany globes are made to tilt at an angle of 23 degrees to match the actual tilt of the Earth. Incidentally, it is this tilting of the Earth, relative to the sun as it orbits around it, that causes the seasons to change and give us more daylight hours at certain times of the year.

How can I do if the name or the boundaries of countries would change after I bought the globe?

地球儀専門店/地図There is a special service called "Refresh Program (charged)" in regard to the globes of Replogle Globes Japan. Check use guide inside the globe's package about details.
The map has been updated at cycles of roughly one-two years. Therefore, you may say that it can always buy the globe of the latest version when you buy the globe.

In addition, because the globe bought by using refreshing service can be renewed to the always latest globe, it is possible to buy it at ease.

Can you wrap the globe as a gift ?

地球儀専門店/メッセージカードWe wrap the globe with ribbon and wrapping paper for nothing.
Whole wrapping with the long ribbon(charged), greeting card(free) are also available. Click here for sample. You can choose them in the order sheet.

Is it possible to put the memorial plate on the base ?

地球儀専門店/記念プレートWe make metallic plate with the character carved on it. This service is charged. Click here for sample. It needs 7 to 10 days to make it. Please ask us when you order for details.

I'm worried about gap of the map of hand-crafted or press-crafted globes...

地球儀専門店/地図のズレThe globes except for those illuminated have a map printed on the paper and in the processes it's changed to a spherical shape. Next, the raised relief is done. However, the height of the mountains differs in each point, so the degree of the paper pulled also differs in each part. Today's technology can not completely solve this problem.

In manufacturing section, they are trying to reduce this gap. Of course in the inspection the one with flagrant gap is removed, but actually it's impossible to make the one with no gap. Sorry but understand it please.

*The illuminated globes are made of plastic(not sticked on) and there is no gap. If you would mind the gap, we recommend you to buy the illuminated globe.

How up-to-date is the globe ?

地球儀専門店/ふしぎな球Most globes are made within a year. You could use the globe without anxiety. The map has been updated at cycles of roughly one-two years. Therefore, you may say that it can always buy the globe of the latest version when you buy the globe.

What is the difference between the political map globes and physical map globes ?

地球儀専門店/地勢図

political map is a map with contrasting and colorful boundaries.
physical map is a map with true-to-life color, as the ocean in blue, forest in green, and desert or ice in its natural color. National boundaries are shown in red lines.

Where in the illuminated globe can I find the lamp ?

地球儀専門店/照明付きThe lamp is inside the globe ball. It corresponds to the domestic outlet. The lamp is available at electrical stores.
You can turn the light on and off with a switch. The degree of brightness is about from 5 watt to 30 watt, so it doesn't have a lighting effect but does make the interior smarter.
Moreover, you can see the writings on the globe better than usual with its brightness.

The globe above sees easily with the lighting, and is Caryle of the popular article that name of a place information is abundant.

How many countries are on the globe ?

地球儀専門店/国旗付They are indicated based on the table of the country of the world published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Check official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to see details.

Is the celestial globe a constellation?

地球儀専門店/天球儀You may think that it put the constellation seen from the all earth on a round ball. However, it is not because all of these constellations are seen from Japan. Road "Ecliptic" that the sun passes is drawn on the surface of the ball, and the constellation (starry sky) seen from Japan based on this today can be seen. There is the one being drawn for the beautiful illustration based on Greek myths with the constellation and the Milky Way in the celestial globe, too. Beautiful space comes fantastically to the surface when the indoor illuminance is dropped and the celestial globe is lit.

The celestial globe in the photograph above is with built-in the lighting and The CELESTIAL of the popular article that the illustration is beautiful (English version).

I found some flaws like cuts on the surface of my globe. Is it defect ?

地球儀専門店/切り線の痕The globes except for those illuminated have a map printed on the paper and in the processes it's changed to a spherical shape. Next, the raised relief is done. However, the height of the mountains differs in each point, so the degree of the paper pulled also differs in each part. Finally, remaining part is put inside the globe. Sometimes the marks like cuts would be left on the surface.

This is inevitable because of the way of making. Sorry but actually it is impossible to make one with no flaw.

*The illuminated globes are made of plastic(not sticked on) and there is no flaw. If you would mind the flaws, we recommend you to buy the illuminated globe.

I want to see the globes actually...

地球儀専門店/白地図地球儀You can buy the globes on this website at GLOBE SHOP Tokyo. More than 100 globes are always in store ! We are waiting for your visit!