News

Special Exhibition: “Shibusawa Eiichi Goes to the Paris Universal Exposition”(Part 2)
Sep.9 - Dec.10, 2017
Shibusawa Eiichi Q&A page updated
Mar.29, 2017
Special Exhibition: “Shibusawa Eiichi Goes to the Paris Universal Exposition”(Part 1)
Mar.18 - Jun.25, 2017
Special Exhibition: “Shibusawa Eiichi and Shimizu Corporation”
Mar.12 – May.15, 2016
Special Exhibition: “Abandoning Private to Embrace Public: Shibusawa Eiichi and the Banking Industry”
Oct.3 – Nov.29, 2015
Company Name Change Charts revised.
August 27, 2015
An article on the Bank of England Archive is now available in our section for “Best Practices in Business Archives in Japan and Around the World. ”
July 25, 2015
Special Exhibition:“The Advancement of Modern Spinning: Shibusawa Eiichi and Toyobo”
Mar. 14 - May. 31, 2015
Company Name Change Charts revised
August 26, 2014
Special Exhibition:“The Hospitality of Businessmen: Shibusawa Eiichi and the Imperial Hotel
Mar. 15 - May 25, 2014
Special Exhibition:Special Exhibition for the 50th Anniversary of Shibusawa Keizo’s Death “Saigyodo Festival”
Aug. 25 - Nov 24, 2013
Special Exhibition“Shibusawa Eiichi and Oji Paper Co., Ltd.: A Venture for the Good of the Country
Mar. 16 - May 26, 2013
Mar. 26, 2013 Indexes added to Leveraging Corporate Assets (e-book)
As of June 1, 2012, all branches of the Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation will be closed on Mondays to reduce electricity use. The General Affairs Department, Resource Center for the History of Entrepreneurship, and the Research Department will follow the schedule of the Shibusawa Memorial Museum and will be open from Tuesday to Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
Please see visitor information for the museum schedule.
Business Archives page and Business Archives Tsushin page updated
November 7, 2012
Shashi Links page and Nishiki-e Links page updated
November 7, 2012
Collaborative Projects pages updated
November 7, 2012
Special Exhibition: Rediscover Shibusawa Eiichi: The History of the Shibusawa Memorial Museum and Masterpieces from the Collections
Sep.29- Nov.25, 2012
New Resource: Remaining chapters and complete e-book uploaded to Leveraging Corporate Assets: New Global Directions for Business Archives
July 19, 2012
Company Name Change Charts: 4 branches of the Dai-Ichi Kokuritsu Ginko (First National Bank) added to the charts
July 3, 2012
New Resource: 6 chapters of Leveraging Corporate Assets: New Global Directions for Business Archives
Apr. 2, 2012
Special Exhibition: The Shibusawa Warehouse Co., Ltd. and Shibusawa Eiichi
Mar.17 - May. 27, 2012
Company Name Change Charts: 8 companies added to the charts, 1 chart deleted, 122 charts in total.
Mar. 9, 2012
Newspaper article: "Momentum Gathering for Reappraising Shibusawa Eiichi, the Father of Japanese Capitalism." Nihon Keizai Shimbun, October 8, 2011
Nov. 28, 2011
Company Name Change Charts revised.
Oct. 17, 2011
Special Exhibition: Shibusawa Eiichi and Jitsugyo no Nihon: Businessmen as Seen in Magazines
Oct. 1 - Nov. 27, 2011
New Resource: Shibusawa Eiichi and the Great Kanto Earthquake
Sep. 15, 2011
Company Name Change Charts: 1 new chart added, 123 charts in total.
Aug. 23, 2011
Exhibition “Shibusawa Eiichi and Sun Yat-sen”
Jun. 11 - Sep. 19, 2011
Business Archives Symposium page added
Jun. 7, 2011
The Bankoro will reopen on Saturday June 11, 2011.
Jun. 1, 2011
Company Name Change Charts revised
Oct. 17, 2011
Company Name Change Charts: 1 new chart added, 123 charts in total
Aug. 23, 2011
Company Name Change Charts: 14 new charts added, 122 charts in total
Mar. 25, 2011
Special Exhibition: The Story of the Law Scholar Hozumi Nobushige and his Wife Utako: Based on an Oral History Project with Shibuswa Eiichi’s Great-Grandson Hozumi Shigeyuki
Mar. 5 - May 8, 2011
Shibusawa Family Hina Dolls
February 19 - May 8, 2011
The Seien Bunko will reopen on Saturday April 9, 2011. Bankoro remains closed.
Apr. 8, 2011
Due to the earthquake occurred in Tohoku and Kanto regions on March 11, 2011, Seien Bunko and Bankoro are closed until the safety is confirmed.
Mar. 18, 2011
Special Exhibition: Shibusawa Eiichi and the Student Dormitory: The Establishment of the Saitama Gakusei Yueki-kai
Oct. 2 - Nov. 23, 2010
Thematic Exhibition Series “Thinking of Peace”
Shibusawa Eiichi and the Great Kanto Earthquake: Looking to Reconstruction
Aug. 7 - Sep. 23, 2010
Special Exhibition: Shibusawa Eiichi and Albert Kahn: Exchanges of Two Businessmen of Japan and France
Mar. 20 - May 5, 2010
Exhibition website
New Resource: 1909 Business Mission
November 6, 2009
Special Exhibition: Sarada Ichiro Collection - Plates Speak: Society and Trends in the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Eras as Depicted on Plates
Oct. 3 - Nov. 23, 2009
Shibusawa Memorial Museum
Thematic Exhibition Series “Thinking of Peace”
Shibusawa Eiichi Goes to the U.S.A.: Private Economic Diplomacy of 100 Years Ago
Aug. 15 - Sep. 23, 2009
Special Exhibition: Modernization and Entrepreneurs of Japan, China and America
June. 7 - July 31, 2009
Mini Photo Exhibition: “Wow! Take a look - that’s neat!” Unknown Views of the Bankoro and Seien Bunko
Mar. 3 - May 6, 2009 Reading Corner, Shibusawa Memorial Museum
Seien Cover Pictures
Saturdays 12:30-15:45, Mar. 7 - May 30, 2009 Seien Bunko, Shibusawa Memorial Museum
Dec. 6, 2008 Photo Exhibition: Lighting of the Bankoro and Seien Bunko
Dec. 6, 2008 – Feb. 14, 2009 Seien Bunko, Shibusawa Memorial Museum
Sep. 17, 2008 Special Exhibition: Enabling Japanese to Prosper in South America: Shibusawa Eiichi and Japanese Immigration to Brazil
Saturday October 4 – Monday November 24, 2008 (closed Monday Oct. 6, 20, 27 Nov. 10, 17; Tuesday Oct. 14, Nov. 4) Special Exhibition Hall
July 10, 2008 Thematic Exhibition Series "Thinking of Peace" Shibusawa Eiichi and the Friendship Dolls: The Doll Project 81 Years Ago
July 19 - August 24, 2008 (closed July 22, 28, August 4, 11, 18) Special Exhibition Hall
Saturday, March 8 - Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Special Exhibition Hall
Mar. 8, 2008 Special Exhibition: Shibusawa Eiichi in Oji and Takinogawa - His Residence, Public Space and the Local Area
Saturday, March 8 - Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Special Exhibition Hall
Jan. 17, 2008 New Display: "Letters on the Doll Exchange Project"
Saturday, January 5 - Saturday, December 27, 2008
Dec. 26, 2007 Exhibition: "Shibusawa Eiichi and the Ambassadors of Peace: Japanese Friendship Dolls Sent to the United States"
February 1-13, 2008 (closed February 4 and 12), Special Exhibition Hall
Nov. 1, 2007 Reopening of the Shibusawa Memorial Museum, Seien Bunko and Bankoro.
After a 6-month closure for renovations, the museum reopens on November 1. The The Seien Bunko and Bankoro will be open to the public on Saturdays.
Oct. 26, 2007 Digitalization of the Shibusawa Eiichi Denki Shiryo Index (Japanese only)
A detailed index of entire 57 main volumes of the Shibusawa Eiichi Denki Shiryo has been digitalized and uploaded to the foundation website.