Dates: Monday, January 14 (public holiday) to Thursday, February 28, 2019
In 1964, LIFE magazine, the photo-journalism magazine with a global reach, featured Konosuke Matsushita in an article, not only as a Japanese industrialist, but also as a philosopher. Three years prior to that, in 1961, Konosuke retired as president of Matsushita Electric and became chairman. He then took up villa at Shinshin-an (not open to the public), a retreat at the foot of Mt. Higashiyama in Kyoto. From there, he began his examination of PHP research. Konosuke also used his time at Shinshin-an to pursue research with younger researchers. The themes ranged from outer space, nature, and people, to politics, economics, management, and culture. In short, anything related to the human experience. It was his time in philosophy and research that gave rise to some of his monographs, including Thoughts on Man. This exhibit gives us an insight into Konosuke's philosophies.