Bicentennial Anniversary of the Birth of Takeshiro Matsuura Special Exhibition: "The One-Mat Room at ICU " at ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum

Update: September 19, 2018

The ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum is holding a special exhibition titled "The One-Mat Room at ICU," commemorating the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Birth of Takeshiro Matsuura from Tuesday, September 11 to Friday, November 9, 2018.

Takeshiro Matsuura (1818-1888) is known for his travels around Japan towards the end of the Edo era and during the Meiji era and also as the person who named Hokkaido. "The One-Mat Room" is a study Takeshiro built to commemorate his seventieth birthday. He sent letters to friends he made during his travels, soliciting old wooden materials from famous shrines and temples and built the room with those materials. After Takeshiro's death, the ownership changed hands many times and it was relocated to Azabu, Yoyogi-uehara and finally to Mitaka and now it is part of Taizanso, a designated Tangible Cultural Property, in the ICU campus.

The special exhibition introduces the One-Mat Room using a full scale model and photo panels and displays about 80 articles left by Takeshiro (letters, picture postcard books, left-over materials of the One-Mat Room) explaining their historical and cultural importance.

The ICU students who are studying in the Curatorial Training Program participated in setting up the special exhibition and are scheduled to hold a gallery tour from 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, Wednesday, September 26, and Wednesday, October 3. We are looking forward to your participation.

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