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The 150th Anniversary of Keio University
FUKUZAWA Yukichi : Living the Future

  • Image of "Portrait of Fukuzawa Yukichi (detail), by Matsumura Kikumaro, Keio University, Tokyo"

    Portrait of Fukuzawa Yukichi (detail), by Matsumura Kikumaro, Keio University, Tokyo

    January 10, 2009 (Sat) - March 8, 2009 (Sun)

    This exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of Keio University, showcasing the founder Fukuzawa Yukichi's active involvement across a wide range of fields and the history of his school, together with artworks collected by his followers who went on to become successful leaders in the worlds of business and industry.
    Part of the exhibits will be on view at Room T2, Honkan.

 General Information
Period Saturday, January 10 - Sunday, March 8, 2009
Venue Hyokeikan; Honkan Room T2, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00 (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, January 12, 2009), Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Admissions (Hyokeikan) Adults: 1,200 (1,000/900) yen
University students: 1,000 (800/700) yen
High school students: 800 (600/500) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free

* The exhibition continues to Honkan Room T2, which is accessible with regular Museum admission.
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance / group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with physical or mental disabilities are allowed free entry with one accompanying guest each.
* Advance tickets are on sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours) and e-Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket, E-Plus, CN Playguide, and other major playguides until January 9, 2009.
* Special exhibition "Masterpieces of Zen Culture from Myoshinji" (Tuesday, January 20 - Sunday, March 1, 2009, Heiseikan) requires a separate admission fee. A total of 100yen discount will apply to day tickets when both special exhibitions are seen on the same day.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, Keio University, Fujisankei Communications Group (Supervised by Sankei Shimbun Co.,Ltd.)
With the Sponsorship of Kajima Corporation, Sompo Japan Insurance Inc., Daio Paper Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd., Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation,
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., East Japan Railway Company, West Japan Railway Company
With the Assistance of Nippon Express Co.,Ltd.
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial: in Japanese)
Exhibition Official Website http://www.fukuzawa2009.jp/
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.
 Exhibitions held simultaneously
Masterpieces of Zen Culture from Myoshinji
Heiseikan, Tuesday, January 20 - Sunday, March 1, 2009
Requires a separate admission fee.
Features art treasures from Myoshinji, one of the major Zen temples in Kyoto, and its sub-temples, revealing the flourishing Zen culture of each historical period, particularly from Kamakura (1192-1333) to Edo (1603-1868). This exhibition is held in association with the commemoration of the 650th memorial year of the founding priest, Muso Daishi.
New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum
Friday, January 2 - Sunday, January 25, 2009
*Free with Museum admission
Celebrating the New Year 2009, the Tokyo National Museum will open from January 2. The New Year exhibition will feature the year's zodiac sign ox, and the museum will host various family events.
 Next venue
Fukuoka Art Museum : Saturday, May 2 - Sunday, June 14, 2009
Osaka Municipal Museum of Art : Tuesday, August 4 - Sunday, September 6, 2009
 Major Works on Display
Part 1: Individual and Family
Portrait of FUKUZAWA YUKICHI   Portrait of FUKUZAWA Yukichi
By Kawamura Kiyoo
dated 1900
Keio University Administration Department, Tokyo
Part 2: Communication and Society
Photographic portrait of Mr, and Mrs.FUKUZAWA   Photographic portrait of Mr, and Mrs. FUKUZAWA
dated 1900
FUKUZAWA Memorial Center for Modern Japanese Studies, Keio University, Tokyo
Part 3: Knowledge and Virtue
Calligraphy   Calligraphy "Dokuritsu jison shinseiki wo mukau"(Greeting the New Century with Independence and Self Respect)
dated January 1, 1901
FUKUZAWA Memorial Center for Modern Japanese Studies, Keio University, Tokyo
Part 4: Business and Economy
Old Noritake   Dinner plate, cereal bowl, teacup and saucer from the Old Noritake "SEDAN" dinner set colleciton
Okura Kazuchika Archives
dated 1914-21
Noritake Co., Ltd, Aichi
Part 5: Public and Nation
Copy of FUKUZAWA Yukichi Giving a Lecture   Copy of "FUKUZAWA Yukichi Giving a Lecture"
By Matsumura Kikumaro (original by Wada Eisaku)
dated 1937
Keio University Mita Campus Public Speaking Hall
Part 6: World and Future
Photograph of Fukuzawa Yukichi   Photograph of FUKUZAWA Yukichi (at London)
dated 1862
Keio University, Tokyo
Part 7: Art and Sympathy - Collection of FUKUZAWA'S graduates
Vase with Autumn Grasses Motif   Vase with Autumn Grasses Motif
Heian period, 12th century
National Treasure
Keio University, Tokyo
Room T2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)
Part 7 of the exhibition continues to Honkan Room T2 (Japanese Gallery, 2nd floor).
Syakamuni Emerging from the Golden Coffin   Syakamuni Emerging from the Golden Coffin
Heian Period, 11th century
National Treasure
Kyoto National Museum
(On exhibit through January 25, 2009)
Landscape   Landscape
Attributed to Shubun
Inscription by Kosei Ryuha, Shinchi Mintoku and Shinden Seiha
Muromachi period, 15th century
National Treasure
Nara National Museum
(On exhibit from February 10 to February 22, 2009)