Ryozen Museum of History - Past Events

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

  • poster for Daisaigo Exhibition - Saigo Takamori and Satsuma Han

    Daisaigo Exhibition - Saigo Takamori and Satsuma Han

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    • Media: Nihonga - Crafts
    • 2018-01-03 - 2018-03-18

    During the Boshin War, Saigo Takamori was an instrumental figure in leading the imperial forces and has become a much admired figure from this Bakumatsu period. Part 1 of this exhibition series focuses...More »

  • poster for Shinsengumi – Legend of the Wind

    Shinsengumi – Legend of the Wind

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-07-12 - 2016-09-11

    An exhibition spotlighting the Shinsengumi, a late-shogunate special police force. Displays include the swords used by commander Isami Kondo shown publicly for the first time. *Due to irregular openings,...More »

  • poster for Figures of the Bakumatsu Restoration

    Figures of the Bakumatsu Restoration

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2016-05-11 - 2016-07-10

    Presenting around 100 historical artifacts relating to the Shinsengumi police force and the Bakumatsu Restoration at the end of the Edo period, including the swords of Bakumatsu samurai and those from...More »

  • poster for Bakumatsu Collection Additions – The Dawn of Modern Japan

    Bakumatsu Collection Additions – The Dawn of Modern Japan

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2016-01-03 - 2016-05-08

    Focusing on the artwork and personal possessions of the people and institutions that helped modernize Japan during the turbulent Bakumatsu (end-Edo) period when the Tokugawa Shogunate fell and during the...More »

  • poster for Shion and Company – From the Satcho Alliance to the Restoration

    Shion and Company – From the Satcho Alliance to the Restoration

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    • Media: Illustration - Graphics
    • 2015-09-08 - 2015-12-27

    Historical materials giving an overview of the Satcho Alliance and the Meiji Restoration. More »

  • poster for The Ikedaya and Kinmon Incidents

    The Ikedaya and Kinmon Incidents

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-05-19 - 2015-09-06

    Exhibiting documents related to the Ikedaya and Kinmon incidents, including several newly discovered materials.More »

  • poster for Yoshida Shoin and Others Exhibition 2

    Yoshida Shoin and Others Exhibition 2

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2015-03-17 - 2015-05-17

    Part 2 of the exhibition introducing materials of the Choshu Domain during the Edo Period, as portrayed in the NHK taiga drama “Flowers Burn” (Hana Moyu).More »

  • poster for Yoshida Shoin and Others Exhibition

    Yoshida Shoin and Others Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-01-03 - 2015-03-15

    An exhibition of materials of the Choshu Domain during the Edo Period, as portrayed in the NHK taiga drama “Flowers Burn” (Hana Moyu).More »

  • poster for Ryoma, Takasugi, Takeuchi: Men Who Changed Japan

    Ryoma, Takasugi, Takeuchi: Men Who Changed Japan

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-09-10 - 2014-12-26

    Historical documents, including newly discovered materials, about Ryoma Sakamoto, Shinsaku Takasugi, Hanpeita Takeuchi, and others who forged a new Japan at the end of the Edo era.More »

  • poster for The Ikedaya Incident

    The Ikedaya Incident

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-07-23 - 2014-09-07

    The Ikedaya Incident, also known as the Ikedaya Affair, was an armed raid launched by the Shinsengumi (a special police force organized by the Bakufu) against anti-shogunate rebels (Imperial loyalists)...More »

  • poster for Shoin, Ryoma, and the Shinsengumi— Heroes of the Bakufu Restoration

    Shoin, Ryoma, and the Shinsengumi— Heroes of the Bakufu Restoration

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2014-05-09 - 2014-07-21

    While Japan was being threatened by foreign powers during the late-Edo Bakufu period, a group of patriots rose up to protect the country. Some worked as Imperial spies in Kyoto, others laid down their...More »

  • 160th Anniversary of Japan-U.S. Friendship Treaty— The Arrival of the Black Ships and the Dawn of Japan”

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    • Media: Drawing - Graphics - Prints
    • 2014-03-26 - 2014-05-06

    Commodore Perry arrived suddenly on the coast of Uraga with four steam-powered ships in June of 1853, confounding and causing a sensation among everyone in Japan from the Edo government to the common people....More »

  • poster for Yae Niijima Revisited: The Bushido of Aizu

    Yae Niijima Revisited: The Bushido of Aizu

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    • Media: Graphics - Crafts
    • 2014-01-04 - 2014-03-23

    This show continues in the vein of last year’s popular exhibition about the life of Yae Niijima, a woman famous for bravely defending the city of Aizu with a spencer rifle in the Boshin War, remaining...More »

  • poster for The Bushido of the Aizu Clan Part 2: The Boshin War

    The Bushido of the Aizu Clan Part 2: The Boshin War

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    • 2013-09-03 - 2013-12-26

    The Boshin War took place in 1868-9 between the forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and imperial loyalists, of whom the latter successfully restored political power to the court. This exhibition explores...More »

  • The Bushido of Aizu: Aizu Domain and the Shinsengumi

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    • 2013-05-08 - 2013-09-01

    An exhibition that looks at the tumultuous Bakumatsu (Late Edo) period, with a focus on Matsudaira Katamori, the daimyo of Aizu domain. Matsudaira was appointed Kyoto Military Commissioner by the shogunate...More »

  • poster for "Kogoro Katsura and Ikumatsu" Exhibition

    "Kogoro Katsura and Ikumatsu" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2007-04-05 - 2007-05-06

    It has been 130 years since the death of Takayoshi Kido, formerly named as Kogoro Katsura. Kido married Ikumatsu, who also renamed herself and became Matsuko. Matsuko was a proud supporter of Kido, who...More »

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