Communications Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Communications Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Japan Post New Year’s Card Contest Exhibition

    Japan Post New Year’s Card Contest Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-08-10 - 2013-08-31

    An exhibition of prize-winning Japanese New Year’s cards selected from a nationwide pool of entrants participating in the first New Year’s card competition held by the United Nation’s Universal Postal...More »

  • Post Office Flea Market

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    • 2013-08-10 - 2013-08-11

    The last “Post Office Flea Market” to be held at the Communications Museum in Otemachi, with workshops and items such as postcards, stamps, and accessories on display and for sale. Venue: 1F recreational...More »

  • poster for Summer Envelope Festival- Yuko Uchio

    Summer Envelope Festival- Yuko Uchio

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2013-08-03 - 2013-08-31

    Featuring works by the illustrator and envelope artist Yuko Uchio and tips on how to make your own summer-themed envelopes. [Related Event] Envelope Classroom Date: 8/25 (Mon) More »

  • poster for Masaharu Sawada “Showa Kisoji”

    Masaharu Sawada “Showa Kisoji”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-07-06 - 2013-07-28

    Photographs of the Kisoji valley’s people and scenery during its Showa-era heyday. Venue: 2F exhibition hall [Image: Masaharu Sawada “Bamboo hat”]More »

  • New Permanent Collection Exhibition

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    • 2013-06-21 - 2013-07-28

    Marking the first public exhibition of documents at the Communications of Museum on 21st June 1901, the museum has designated 21st June as a “documents day”, and from this date launches an exhibition presenting...More »

  • poster for Yuko Uchio “Envelope Art”

    Yuko Uchio “Envelope Art”

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    • Media: Painting - Product
    • 2013-06-01 - 2013-06-30

    Envelope decoration artist Yuko Uchio introduces techniques and ideas for making beautiful envelopes. Venue: 2F Exhibition Hall [Image: Yuko Uchio] More »

  • poster for Grand Communications Document Exhibition

    Grand Communications Document Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2013-05-03 - 2013-08-11

    Marking 111 years of the Communications Museum, with its long history and traditions this special exhibition presents important and rare documents from the museum collection including materials relating...More »

  • poster for 4th Clean Radio Wave Environment Award Exhibtion

    4th Clean Radio Wave Environment Award Exhibtion

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-04-27 - 2013-05-12

    Every year the Clean Radio Waves Environment Association holds a competition for junior high school students to create posters promoting safe environments for the reception of radio waves. This year's...More »

  • poster for All Japan Stamp Exhibition 2013

    All Japan Stamp Exhibition 2013

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    • 2013-04-16 - 2013-04-21

    The All Japan Stamp Exhibition celebrates the anniversary of the Japanese postal service (20th April) with unique stamp collections from around the country, along with the main collection of the Communications...More »

  • poster for Yuko Uchio Exhibition

    Yuko Uchio Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Product
    • 2013-03-09 - 2013-03-31

    Features around 200 envelopes created by the illustrator. [Image: Yuko Uchio]More »

  • poster for Katsumi Nishimura "Train Stations and Post Boxs"

    Katsumi Nishimura "Train Stations and Post Boxs"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-03-02 - 2013-03-31

    The photographer has visited 1,194 post boxes spots since 1999.More »

  • poster for Taiji Harada Exhibition

    Taiji Harada Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2013-01-03 - 2013-03-31

    Features rural scenes for stamps by the graphic designer. [Image: Taiji Harada]More »

  • poster for New Year Cards Exhibition

    New Year Cards Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2012-12-04 - 2013-01-27

    New year cards, posters and other festive pieces for this time of year.More »

  • poster for "Slovakian Stamps" Exhibition

    "Slovakian Stamps" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2012-11-03 - 2012-12-24

    Exhibition of illustrations made from Slovakian stamps by various picture book authors, embroidered folk costumes and more.More »

  • poster for "Toshiyuki Shimizu Collection Part Three" Exhibition

    "Toshiyuki Shimizu Collection Part Three" Exhibition

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    • 2012-11-03 - 2012-12-24

    Cash envelopes, air mail labels, and other stationery and mail-related miscellany.More »

  • poster for "The Romance of Edo Travel" Exhibition

    "The Romance of Edo Travel" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-09-15 - 2012-10-28

    Works inspired by the Edo Five Routes – major highways that originated in Tokyo.More »

  • poster for "Time Travel Mystery in the Museum" Exhibition

    "Time Travel Mystery in the Museum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Product
    • 2012-04-28 - 2012-07-01

    Britain will host the Olympics this year and is known for being the standard-bearer of nineteenth century modernization following the Industrial Revolution, and also simultaneously creating the first modern...More »

  • poster for "Tokaido, the Unknown Path to Founding the Post Office" Exhibition

    "Tokaido, the Unknown Path to Founding the Post Office" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2012-03-03 - 2012-03-30

    Features pictures and resources relating to the Tokaido, the road in Japan that connects Osaka and Tokyo, and central to the development of transport and communications. [Image: Hiroshige "Tokaido 53...More »

  • poster for "The Beauty of Court Clothing, A Trip with Stamps" Exhibition

    "The Beauty of Court Clothing, A Trip with Stamps" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2012-01-03 - 2012-02-26

    140 years has passed since the birth of the Japanese post office in 1874 and its first stamps. This exhibition introduces Japanese postage stamp designs along with exhibits of clothing from the Imperial...More »

  • poster for "The Embossing Morse Telegraph and Commodore Perry" Exhibition

    "The Embossing Morse Telegraph and Commodore Perry" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2011-10-04 - 2011-10-30

    This exhibition showcases the embossing Morse telegraph (now designated an important cultual asset) that Commodore Perry presented to the shogun when he arrived in Japan in 1854, as well as a selection...More »

  • poster for "Elekiter and Gennai Hiraga" Exhibition

    "Elekiter and Gennai Hiraga" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2011-08-06 - 2011-08-28

    This exhibition features an Elekiter (a type of static electricity generator used for electric experiments in the 18th century) made by Gennai Hiraga that was designated an Important Cultural Property...More »

  • poster for "The Dawn of Modern Post" Exhibition

    "The Dawn of Modern Post" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-08-03 - 2012-03-31

    This year marks the 140th anniversary of the creation of the Japanese postal system. To mark this event there will be brocade pictures on display that tell us about the founding period of the organization,...More »

  • poster for "Bakuman." Exhibition

    "Bakuman." Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Video and Film
    • 2011-03-19 - 2011-03-30

    This exhibition focuses on the TV anime program "Bakuman".More »

  • poster for "New Year Cards" Exhibition

    "New Year Cards" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Prints
    • 2010-11-27 - 2011-01-30

    This exhibition explores the design history of Japanese New Year cards through more than 500 illustrated greeting cards created by some of the country's top painters and artists.More »

  • poster for Taro Hakase Exhibition

    Taro Hakase Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2010-09-11 - 2010-11-07

    This exhibition features the work of Taro Hakase and letters that serve to connect people to each other. See website for details on related workshops and other events.More »

  • Hitomi Okada Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2010-08-14 - 2010-08-22

    On display are works by Hitomi Okada made by reusing plastic bottle caps as well as other pieces by artists and kids. Okada will be present at the gallery on: August 14th-19th (1)12:00~13:30 (2)15:45~16:15 August...More »

  • poster for "Railways and Mail" Exhibition

    "Railways and Mail" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography
    • 2010-06-18 - 2010-07-25

    Hisoka Maejima is often called the "father of mail" in Japan - although he founded the mail system in 1871, he also made several other significant contributions to the modernization of Japan, including...More »

  • "Japanese Stamps 2010" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2010-04-23 - 2010-04-25

    Exhibition of stamps from all over Japan, fashion history told through stamps created by designers from top fashion houses like Chanel and Givenchy, as well as stamps produced at workshops.More »

  • poster for "Stamps of Slovakia" Exhibition

    "Stamps of Slovakia" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Product
    • 2010-02-13 - 2010-03-28

    This exhibition, which is being held with the support of the Postal Museum of Slovakia and the Czech Postal Museum, features original stamp illustrations by Dusan Kallay, as well as other items such as...More »

  • poster for "2010 NHK TV Drama Series: Ryomaden" Exhibition

    "2010 NHK TV Drama Series: Ryomaden" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2010-02-06 - 2010-02-21

    This exhibition of photographs, explanatory panels, making-of videos, signed cards and props and costumes introduce viewers to the historical period depicted in the drama "Ryomaden". More »

  • Jiro Takidaira Retrospective Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2009-12-19 - 2010-02-03

    Picture book author Jiro Takidaira passed away this year at the age of 88. To commemorate his passing, this exhibition showcases a total of 250 works, including original stamp illustrations and paper cutout...More »

  • poster for "2009 NHK Period Drama -Tenchijin-" Exhibition

    "2009 NHK Period Drama -Tenchijin-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Fashion - Video and Film
    • 2009-02-07 - 2009-02-22

    Through the presentation of photos, panels, video footage and costumes, this exhibition introduces the appeals of NHK's drama series for this year "Tenchijin" and the turbulent times portrayed in the drama....More »

  • poster for "Nin-Tama Land" Exhibition

    "Nin-Tama Land" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2008-04-26 - 2008-05-06

    The visitors to this exhibition can learn about various communication tools, such as mail, phone and TV, through anime characters from "Nin-tama Rantaro", aired on NHK educational channel. There will also...More »

  • poster for Japan Stamp Exhibition 2006

    Japan Stamp Exhibition 2006

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    • 2008-04-18 - 2008-04-20

    An exhibition of stamp collections from all over the country, as well as a display of internationally exchanged letters. Various workshops will be held, while selected stamps will be on sale also. Please...More »

  • poster for "Imaginary Post Office" Exhibition

    "Imaginary Post Office" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2008-03-15 - 2008-04-20

    This is a group exhibition by 54 illustrators who met at editor Motoko Matsuda's picture book workshop (chabooks).More »

  • poster for "Stamp Design" Exhbition

    "Stamp Design" Exhbition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2007-12-14 - 2008-02-03

    130 years have passed since the first post office was established in Japan. In that time, postage stamps have evolved from a simple function of paying the postage rate into beautiful, small works of art,...More »

  • poster for "Picture Envelopes" Exhibition

    "Picture Envelopes" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2007-10-02 - 2007-10-28

    Paintings, collages, paper art and other media representing the feelings we have for letters and envelopes. More »

  • Museum Summer Festival

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    • Media: Crafts - Party
    • 2007-08-01 - 2007-09-02

    Special 1. The World of Zenmai Zamurai Dates: August 1st-15th Times: Daily 10:00/13:00/15:00(30 minutes each session) -Please bring your own camera. Special 2. Marchen Wood World "Wooden Amusement...More »

  • poster for "Efuto = Picture Envelope" Exhibition

    "Efuto = Picture Envelope" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2007-06-02 - 2007-07-08

    It all began 50 years ago when David McKee, the author of "Elmer the Patchwork Elephant," and his friends started sending illustrated envelopes for fun. The president of Andersen Press, the company that...More »

  • "ODA Stamp Exhibition: Japanese Aid that Became the World's Stamps"

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    • Media: Photography - Product
    • 2007-04-27 - 2007-05-06

    Japan's ODA undertakings began in 1954. Japanese ODA has been used around the world in different projects from airport construction to employee training. Many countries have shown their gratitude to Japan's...More »

  • "Dazzling Children's Dreams" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2007-02-11 - 2007-02-24

    Letters with illustrations by the students of Komae 5th Elementary School. More »

  • poster for NHK World Calender "The Japan that I want to communicate"

    NHK World Calender "The Japan that I want to communicate"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-12-20 - 2007-01-08

    NHK transmits television and radio news about Japan on "NHK World", a program geared for the overseas audience. Every year, they produce a calender with a selection of photographs from "NHK Calender Photo...More »

  • "2006 NHK Academy Open School" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2006-09-09 - 2006-09-24

    Exhibition of students of calligraphy, crafts, photography and other courses at the NHK academy. One day workshops: Flower art with Itsuko Toyoshima (NHK Academy Lecturer) 2006-09-10 (Sun) 13:00-15:00 Accessories with...More »

  • New Donations Exhibition

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    • 2006-06-17 - 2006-07-17

    Since the Communications Museum first opened their collection to the public on June 21 1902, they have celebrated that day as 'Material Day' by holding an exhibition of donated materials from the past...More »

  • poster for 3rd Express Messenger Exhibition

    3rd Express Messenger Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-06-06 - 2006-07-02

    It is well known that Japan's postal system was established by Hisoka Maejima, but did you know that it was based on the communication and traffic system from the Edo Period? This exhibition introduces...More »

  • poster for Edo and Tokaido

    Edo and Tokaido

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2006-05-13 - 2006-05-28

    The formidable progress that Japan made in the Edo Period was greatly related to the Tokaido, the road that connected Edo, Kyoto and Osaka. The road contributed to the development of communication and...More »

  • All Japan Stamp Exhibition 2006

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2006-04-15 - 2006-04-20

    An exhibition of stamp collections from all over the country.More »

  • poster for The Reiji Matsumoto Collection

    The Reiji Matsumoto Collection

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    • Media: Illustration - Video and Film
    • 2006-01-08 - 2006-02-05

    Picture-stories and animations from the period of the Teishin-Sho (the Ministry of Communications; currenly split into Japan Post, NHK, and NTT.) are on display. This exhibition, based on the Matsumoto...More »

  • 200th Anniversary "Andersen's Life and Work Exhibition"

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    • 2005-11-19 - 2005-12-25

    Writer Hans Christian Andersen, born in 1805, had written more than 150 stories before his death in 1875. In his motherland Denmark, he is a national hero, known as a poet, thinker, artist and traveler....More »

  • Postmen all over the World

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-08-02 - 2005-09-25
  • poster for Yu-cho Retro Poster Exhibition

    Yu-cho Retro Poster Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Prints
    • 2005-05-13 - 2005-06-12

    In celebrating the 130th anniversary of Yu-cho (Postal Savings), Tei-Park will host "Yu-cho Retro Poster Exhibition". These posters from the postwar era remind many of the varying fuctions of the Postal...More »

  • poster for The 2nd "Landscapes With Pillar Mailboxes" Photographic Exhibition

    The 2nd "Landscapes With Pillar Mailboxes" Photographic Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2005-03-01 - 2005-04-03

    An exhibition of the works that were selected for the "Landscapes With Pillar Mailboxes" Photo Contest. These red mailboxes have been captured with the abundance of nature found in landscapes such as...More »

  • poster for "The Art of the Japanese Postcards"

    "The Art of the Japanese Postcards"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2004-10-05 - 2004-12-12

    An exhibition of rare Japanese postcards from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, featuring those from the Meiji to early Showa eras. More »

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