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Exhibition Outline

You, living in the 21st century. Your guide is waiting for you to stop and talk about how we will live in the future. Let's think about you and the world with Mr. Kako who is our guide.
In this exhibition, we will look back on the history of our existence from the time of evolution and look at the present state of humanity which was created by "human behavior." We will think about what lies beyond and our place in the future as we convey the bright vision which cutting-edge science foresees.

[ Satoshi Kako ]
Mr. Kako is a renowned author of children's books and a researcher of children's culture. Born in Fukui Prefecture in 1926, he is a doctor of engineering and a professional engineer (chemistry). A graduate of the Department of Applied Chemistry of The University of Tokyo, he conducted publication activities and research into children's culture starting in 1959 and has published approximately 500 works. His representative works include "Little Daruma and Little Tengu" (1967), "The story of HAHAHA" (1970) and "The Crow, the Baker." (1973)


This exhibition is composed of 2 exhibitions.

Theme Exhibition

This is a new science graphic exhibition planned and produced by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation under the supervision of Satoshi Kako.
As we focus on his visionary views of science, which has been conveyed by Mr. Kako through his children's books, we will introduce the future vision of cutting-edge science with vivid graphics.

-Prologue: Welcome to the studio of Satoshi Kako
We will enjoy a visit to Mr. Kako's Studio. Let's think about your future and picture you in the future with Mr. Kako.

-Chapter 1: You, in Multiple Worlds
You as an individual, in society, have a role in Earth and in the Universe. Let's place you in the scene as we view the expansion of the world.

-Chapter 2: What Makes You, You
Where does your "human behavior" come from? Let's look back at the era when humans have evolved and try to understand how we, the human race, arrived at this point in time.

-Chapter 3: Where are you going?
Let's think about the ideal future and the people who live there. What are researchers thinking right now about that? Let's listen to what they have to say.

-Epilogue: A Message to You from Satoshi Kako
Let's receive a message from Mr. Kako and think about what will happen to Your Future Self, the human race and Earth.

Satoshi Kako's Exhibition

We will introduce Mr. Kako's 50 years of science communication activities through children's books, original drawing and images. Come and feel the accumulation of wisdom designed to cause us to think about science and humans.


Special Exhibition "Your Future, Your Future Self - A journey into picture books with Satoshi Kako"
March 20 (Sat.) - May 10 (Mon.), 2010
1F Symbol Zone, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Opening Hours
10:00 - 17:00 (Please enter at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
Every Tuesday (Open on March 30 and May 4)
Admission Fees
Free (Additional fees apply for Permanent Exhibition and other Special Exhibitions.)
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Planned and Produced by
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Satoshi Kako
Kensei KOBAYASHI(Professor of Faculty / Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University) / Ken Suzuki (Representative of Sargasso Inc.) / Satoshi Nakamura (Vice Executive Director of Knowledge Creating Communication Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) / Keiichi Namba (Professor of Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences,Osaka University) / Takao Hensch (Team Leader of RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
Planning Cooperators
Kako General Research Institute / Shigeru Ida (Professor of Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology) / Osamu Sakura (Professor of Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies,The University of Tokyo) / Eiichi Tajika (Associate Professor of Department of Earth & Planetary System Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo) / Motohide Tamura (Associate professor of Division of Optical and Infrared Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) / Jyunichi Nabekura (Professor of National Institute for Physiological Sciences) / Zentaro Yamagata (Professor of School of Medicine and Engineering, The University of Yamanashi)
Exhibition Cooperators
Graphic Design
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Katsuki Tanaka / Koji Iwaki / Kei Hagiwara / Teppei Maki