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History Zone

Introduction of Toshiba's DNA through an exhibit focusing on the dramatic lives of the founders of Toshiba,; Hisashige Tanaka and Ichisuke Fujioka.

A guide system is available in the History Zone. Explanations about the exhibit can be enjoyed via text, audio or a video using a special tablet. Please make use of the system during your visit.

・The number of guide systems for rental is limited.
・Guide systems are not rented out to children.
・You are required to present some form of identification when you rent.

Room of the Founders

Toshiba was founded by Hisashige Tanaka and Ichisuke Fujioka, both of whom became a pillar of Japan's modern scientific technological history. In this booth, you can see Mannen Jimeishou, Masterpiece of Wadokei, invented by Hisashige Tanaka who was called "Karakuri (Mechanical) Giemon" and articles about Ichisuke Fujioka, who was described as the Japanese Edison.

History Zone | Room of the Founders
History Zone


Hisashige Tanaka
Hisashige Tanaka

Ichisuke Fujioka
Ichisuke Fujioka

Main Exhibitions

  • “Mannen Dokei”, Perpetual clock (replica)

    “Mannen Dokei”, Perpetual clock (replica)

Mechanical Doll

  • “Cha-hakobi Ningyo”, Cup-carrying doll (replica)

    “Cha-hakobi Ningyo”, Cup-carrying doll (replica)

  • “Yumi-hiki Doji”, Arrow-shooting doll (replica)

    “Yumi-hiki Doji”, Arrow-shooting doll (replica)

Related Links

Toshiba Science Museum
2F Lazona Kawasaki Toshiba Bldg., 72-34, Horikawa-Cho, Saiwai-Ku, Kawasaki 212-8585, Japan

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