Phase1 : Shibusawa Eiichi and Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Shibusawa Eiichi was engaged in 500 companies and establishment of 600 organizations. He is called “father of the modern Japanese capitalism”. In addition, he made an effort for social work.
Shibusawa was born as a child of the powerful farmer by The Bakumatsu Period.
He did fencing ascetic practices and became a patriot with a thought of “Nationalistic Imperialism”.
Shibusawa served Tokugawa Yoshinobu in 1864. And Shibusawa became a shogun’s retainer when Yoshinobu took office as a general. In 1867, he became the member of the Shogunate mission and went to France. Shibusawa knew the capitalism in France and was shocked. He was going to change the country by commerce.
We display the documents such as Tokugawa Yoshinobu and Kondo Isami, Hijikata Toshizo, Kido Takayoshi, Saigo Takamori, who were related to Shibusawa.