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Shibusawa Memorial Museum: Shibusawa Memorial Museum (渋沢史料館)


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Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Museum
 2-16-1 Nishigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0024
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About the Museum

The Shibusawa Memorial Museum was established in November 1982 in memory of Eiichi Shibusawa (1840 - 1931). Eiichi Shibusawa was central to the foundation of approximately 500 economic organizations, including nearly 360 corporations.  He also contributed to the creation of some 600 public social enterprises, and Japan's modernization and economic development cannot be discussed without consideration of Shibusawa's enormous contributions.  The museum is located on the former Shibusawa estate, which also includes the Shibusawa gardens, the Bankoro Cottage (晩香廬), and the Seien Bunko Library (青淵文庫), built in the Taisho period and now registered as Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The Bankoro Cottage and the Seien Bunko Library are open to the public on Saturdays.

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Summary of Collection(s)

Permanent Exhibition:

First floor

  • A 25 minute film introduces Shibusawa's life and accomplishments.  English-language versions are available upon request to the reception desk. 
  • A bust of Eiichi Shibusawa. 

Second floor

  • Life-size photographs of the 27 year-old Shibusawa in Paris and color print of First National Bank.
  • The original furniture from the Shibusawa home, including bookshelves and chairs 
  • Photographic display of the old Shibusawa home
  • Calligraphy works by Eiichi Shibusawa
  • Materials on the history of the Ryumonsha.  The Ryumonsha (竜門社), which preceded the Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation, was an organization created by the Shibusawa's followers.



How to the Facility

Visiting the Museum


  • Admission Fees:
    • Individuals: 300 yen
    • Group (more than 20 people): 240 yen each
  • Bankoro Cottage and Seien Bunko Library are open on Saturday:12:30-15:45 pm.

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