I think others beside myself will find Shibusawa Eiichi a fascinating person. Even today, more than eighty years since he passed away, there is growing interest both in and outside Japan in learning from his achievements and way of thinking. As it happens, the property he bequeathed enabled the foundation to expand its programs and build the museum’s main building. Two buildings built for Eiichi (in 1917 and 1925, respectively) were designated Important Cultural Properties by the government. Our aim in reviving the spirit of Eiichi today is to realize the society he had been trying to build.
Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation