The Treasures of Mitsubishi Collection: The Mitsubishi 150th Anniversary Exhibition

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
Four generations of presidents of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yataro (1835-1885), who founded the company, Yanosuke (1851–1908), Hisaya (1865–1955), and Koyata (1879–1945), took a strong interest in cultural properties.

Today, their collections are housed at The Seikado Foundation and Toyo Bunko in Tokyo. Keeping company with scholars and artists among their contemporaries, the four men brought a broad perspective to their collecting activities, which they felt should contribute to society.

Starting with Yataro, the first president of Mitsubishi, and ending with Koyata, the fourth president, this exhibition traces the history of their social contributions through their support for the research and development of the arts and culture.

There are more than one hundred valuable objects on display at the exhibition, which features numerous rare books and fine arts and crafts from the collections at The Seikado Foundation and Toyo Bunko—including twelve National Treasures and thirty-one Important Cultural Properties—as well as items from the collection at The Mitsubishi Economic Research Institute.

The exhibition is also an invaluable opportunity to see the collections from The Seikado Foundation and Toyo Bunko brought together under one roof.



Jun 30 (Wed) 2021-Sep 12 (Sun) 2021 

Opening Hours Information

Until 20:00 on Fridays, 2nd Wednesdays on each months, weekdays in the last week of the exhibition.
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed on January 1st and in between exhibitions.
Closed on August 10. Open on July 26, August 30 and September 6.
FeeAdults ¥1900; University and High School Students ¥1000; Junior High and Elementary School Students, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.
VenueMitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
Location2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Access3 minute walk from exit 1 at Nijubashimae Station on the Chiyoda line, 5 minute walk from the Marunouchi South exit of JR Tokyo Station, 5 minute walk from the Kokusai Forum exit of JR Yurakucho Station.