Exhibitions

  • Exhibition Current

    Permanent exhibition

    In Kyoto, where both the supporters and opposers of the shogunate were active, valuable materials are always on display based on the idea of ​​understanding the history of the Bakumatsu Restoration from both perspectives.

    ■Konosuke Matsushita and Ryozen [newly displayed]
    We will exhibit valuable materials related to the establishment of the Ryozen Museum and Konosuke Matsushita (Panasonic founder), the first director of the museum.

    ■ Boshin War Picture Scroll / Shinsengumi soldier List
    All three volumes of the spectacular “Boshin War Record Picture Scroll” or three types of “Shinsengumi soldier List” will be exhibited alternately.

    ■ Permanent main exhibition on the 2nd floor
    Zone exhibitions are mainly focused on Ryoma Sakamoto and Shinsengumi / Shogunate.

    * On the 1st floor, “the Sword that killed Ryoma”, “Kondo Isami’s sword”, and “Hijikata Toshizo’s sword” are also exhibited, which is a representative collection of the museum.

  • Exhibition Current

    Shinsengumi and the turmoil in Kyoto

    On June 5th, 1864, the Shinsengumi arrested Kiemon Masuya, a merchant who had been acting suspiciously.
    When Toshizo Hijikata, the deputy commander, tortured him in the storehouse of the Shinsengumi camp and Maekawa residence, he confessed that his real name was Shuntaro Furutaka, which led to the Ikedaya Incident.
    On July 19th, a combined force of the Choshu forces and the feudal clans of the shogunate fought around the imperial palace, which was known as the Kinmon Incident.
    We will bring out the “Ikedaya Incident” and “Kinmon Incident” from historical materials from the Shinsengumi and the patriots.
    We also have a corner dedicated to Eiichi Shibusawa, whose portrait will be featured on the new 10,000 yen bill. 

    15 May, 2024 -8 September, 2024

Introducing the Ryozen Museum of History, an institution dedicated to exploring the Bakumatsu period and the Meiji Restoration