Special Exhibition THE SEKAI-ICHI - Unique Inspirations "Made in Japan"

* This exhibition has ended.

THE World No.1 Exhibition

Japan is blessed with being the "only one" and "number one" in the world in various aspects, from its rich yet harsh natural environment, to its tradition, technology, cuisine, and popular culture. It boosts a culture and monozukuri (manufacturing) technology that is elaborate, detailed, and exudes the spirits of Japanese hospitality.

Although Japanese companies may be facing some financial difficulties, Japanese manufacturers are riding higher and higher on innovation. In terms of manufacturing digital cameras, endoscopic instruments, and electronics-related parts, for instance, these companies have almost 100% of the world share. On the other hand, in the fields of the foods and the entertainments, Japan has kept on producing products unique to Japan which are getting attention from all over the world.

In this exhibition, first we can look back in this exhibition at the roots of Japan's technological culture that has been handed down through from generation to generation from ancient times. You will discover that the roots of innovative monozukuri such as "transmission of technology" and "co-existence with nature" can be found in technologies that support our daily life and that a wide variety of technologies. Japan's monozukuri technology have been refined through a long history can lead to new technologies that create the future. You can run through a thousand and several hundred years in a short time, from traditional technologies to most-advanced big projects.

From the ancient traditional technologies through forerunning big projects in over the last 1000 years in Japan, it will help you to draw the pictures of what we will produce or what kinds of cultures we will build next for the future. During the exhibition, invited craftsmen and engineers will take part in do-it-yourself or talk events.


Exhibition Outline

December 7 (Sat), 2013 to May 6 (Tue), 2014 (May 6 is a national holiday).
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 1F, Exhibition Space b.
(except national holidays, spring and winter holidays), New Year's holidays (December 28 to January 1)
Admission Fees
Adults: 1,000 yen, 18 years old and under: 300 yen / Groups: (more than 8 people) Adults: 800 yen, 18 years old and under: 240 yen.
*Permanent exhibition may also be viewed.
*Free admission for preschoolers 6 years old and under.
*Free admission for those in possession of a Disability Book and one accompanying person.
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Planning cooperation
Knowledge Capital
General supervision
Kazuyoshi Suzuki, National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
Supervisory cooperation
Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute; Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Japan Construction Material & Housing Equipment Industries Federation; the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers' Association; Japan Packaging Institute; Japan Chemical Fibers Association; Japan Cosmetic Industry Association; MOBIO(Monodzukuri Business Information-center Osaka)
In special association with
Nikkei Inc.
In association with
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Special Exhibition