You will see the chronological exhibition area depicting the key events of Konosuke Matsushita's life. There are also various kinds of displays and facilities which show us his way of life and thinking.

The house where business started

In 1918, Konosuke founded a tiny workshop that was to became Panasonic.
You'll get a look at a re-creation of the workshop in the early days. You'll also see the real kiln, pounding machine, molding machine, etc. used in making a variety of products such as attachment plugs and sockets.

The house where business started

The Chronological Exhibition Area (The Hoichi Kai Corner)

In the chronological exibition area, the Hoichi-Kai corner may catch your eye.
Amidst the intensifying labour movements in 1920,Konosuke formed the "Hoichi-Kai", an employee organization in which all employees of the company, including himself participated.
Why the name "Hoichi-Kai"? That was developed based on their slogan, "We all walk together one step at a time." Here, take a look at the real flag and hat of the Hoichi-Kai, and listen to the first company song stemming from the Hoichi-Kai society song.
You  can listen to 35 Konosuke's speeches in this corner.

The Chronological Exhibition Area

The Main Display Corner

This audio/video corner introduces Konosuke's thought on management and his view of life in his own voice and actual images.
The presentation includes " Konosuke's Realization of True Mission", "On Management","Talking About Life", and "On Human Development".
You can listen to 35 Konosuke's speeches in this corner.

The Main Display Corner

The Theme Exhibition Area (Personnel Development)

Through a variety of documents, pictures and images, we are better able to grasp his concept of employees development as typified by the quote, "Our company develop people before making products".

The Theme Exhibition Area

The Theme Exhibition Area(Manufacturing History)

Konosuke's wish was to 'offer good quality products which would satisfy the needs of the people and sell at appropriate prices', and with this idea in mind, Panasonic has manufactured and delivered many new technologies and products to the world.

History of manufacturing at Panasonic is presented in this Theme Exhibition Area along with exhibits of products that anticipated the needs of the times.

Konosuke Video Library

A wide range of content during the prewar and postwar periods is available, including films of Konosuke's internal and external speeches, important moments in Panasonic's history, and footage edited for special exibitions.

Approximately 500 video selections are available in Japanese, English and Mandarin.

Konosuke Video Library

President's Office

A recreation of the President's Office at the Matsushita Housewares Manufacturing Works (1933). Konosuke used this office until 1937. Here, listen to six recordings of Konosuke. This too has proven to be a favorite spot for many.

President's Office

Time Capsule

At the World Exposition held in Osaka in 1970, Panasonic built the Matsushita Pavilion and displayed a time-capsule.
After the exposition, two identical time capsules, each containing 2,098 separate items and recordings, were buried under the Tenshukaku-mae Plaza Osaka Castle Park, one of them 10 meters underground and the other at a depth of 15 meters. On March 15, 2000, the former was dug out of the ground for inspection for the first time in 30 years. It will be unearthed and inspected every 100 years from now on. But the other is to be dug out in the year 6970, 50 centuries after its burial! You can see a replica of the time capsules in the museum.

Time Capsule

Theater

The theater presents the following two original films alternately: "Quest for Innovation" is a digest of Panasonic's corporate history and "Konosuke Matsushita Business Spirit" summarizes the founder's passion for business.
Show times (every hour)
:00, 30 Quest for Innovation (approx. 12 minutes)
:15, 45 Business Spirit (approx. 13 minutes)

The Hi-Vision Theater