Special Exhibition Schedule for Upcoming Events:
Special Exhibition: “150 Years of Shoshi Kaisha: Oji – The Birthplace of Western Paper
September 16th, 2023 (Sat) – December 17th, 2023 (Sun)
In the 6th year of the Meiji era (1873), Shoshi Kaisha was founded under the initiative of Eiichi Shibusawa. On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, this exhibition will delve into the history of Shoshi Kaisha, which can be considered the origin of Japan’s modern paper industry, and explore the significance of the factory site in Tokyo’s Oji district, which has been handed down as the birthplace of Western paper.