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Exhibition and symposium held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Momosuke Fukuzawa's birth

Exhibition and symposium held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Momosuke Fukuzawa's birth Dam News
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first year of the Meiji era (1868-1912), and commemorative events are being held in various places. Momosuke Fukuzawa, known for building the Oi Dam, is also celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth, and an exhibition and symposium will be held at the Gifu Prefectural Museum in Seki City.

The exhibition has already opened on June 9, while the symposium will be held on July 7 and registration is required.

It is also very valuable that the original sculptures on the north wall of the main hall of Teishoji Temple will be on display.

We invite you to feel the breath of Japanese modernization from the exhibition and symposium.

*The following is based on Gifu Prefecture's press release.

My Museum Gallery 2nd Exhibition 《Memorial of the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Era and the 150th Anniversary of Momosuke Fukuzawa's Birth》 "From Yukichi to Momosuke - Trajectory of Japanese Modernization" will be held.

Left: Momosuke Fukuzawa Center: Yukichi Fukuzawa Top right: Hirobumi Ito Bottom right: Sadayakko Kawakami

The "My Museum Gallery" of the Gifu Prefectural Museum hosts exhibitions organized by prefectural residents and people related to the prefecture themselves. The second exhibition in fiscal year 2008 will be "From Yukichi to Momosuke: Trajectories of Japanese Modernization" by the Japan Line of the UNESCO Club in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Meiji era and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Momosuke Fukuzawa.

This year marks exactly 150 years since the first year of the Meiji era. Momosuke Iwasaki was born in the very year that Japan was about to be reborn as a modern nation. Momosuke Iwasaki was recognized by Yukichi Fukuzawa for his talent, and after being adopted by him, he went to the U.S. to study, returning to Japan and becoming the first private individual to issue foreign bonds.

He became a master of the market, amassed a fortune, and launched a succession of heavy and chemical industries, earning him the reputation as a genius of management. Among Momosuke's achievements was the successful construction of Japan's first dam for power generation, the Oi Dam, on the rapids of the Kiso River, which quickly raised Japan's industrial level to that of Europe and the United States.

This exhibition will explore the "Meiji spirit" of Yukichi and Momosuke, two generations of father and son who devoted themselves to the modernization of their country, through approximately 100 exhibits, including materials related to the construction of the Oi Dam.

Examples of exhibits

▲Academic Nos.

Western Affairs (Collection of Koichi Sakamoto)

▲Western Affairs (Collection of Koichi Sakamoto)

The original sculpture on the north wall of the main hall of Teishoji Temple (Okada NyotakeVitis vinifera var. maitanensis (variety of grapevine)constructionSadayakko Enkikan (Sadayakko Hall of Fame)Sada Yakko Delegate(warehouse)

Holding period

Saturday, June 9, 2008 - Monday, July 16, 2008 9:00 - 16:30 *entry until 16:00


Gifu Prefectural Museum
My Museum Gallery, 2F, My Museum Building

Location: 1989 Koyana, Seki-shi, Gifu
TEL: 0575-28-3111 (switchboard)

admission fee


*Admission fee is required to view the exhibits in the museum's main building.

closed day

Every Monday (or the following weekday if Monday is a national holiday)

*The museum will be open on Monday, July 16 (national holiday) and closed on Tuesday, July 17.

Symposium commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji era and the 150th anniversary of Momosuke Fukuzawa's birth "Inherited Things: From Yukichi to Momosuke and to the Present Day

Date: Saturday, July 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Kenpaku Hall, 3F, My Museum Building, Gifu Prefectural Museum (1989 Koyana, Seki-shi, Gifu)
Capacity: 120 people (first-come-first-served basis, junior high school students and older)
Participation fee: Free
How to apply: Call 0575-28-3111 orReservation form on the museum websiteApplication from


Gifu Prefectural Board of Education, Kakamigahara City Board of Education, Ena City Board of Education, Nagiso Town Board of Education


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UNESCO Club Japan Line

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(editorial) supervision

Naoko Fujimoto

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