Exhibition Information

Floor map for the Konosuke Matsushita Museum. As you enter the Entrance Hall, you will see the Information Desk directly ahead of you, and to its left, coin lockers. Make your way to the right and you will find, in order, the nursing room, vending machines, AED, ostomate toilet, men's toilets, and ladies' toilets. Through the foyer and straight ahead is the Exhibition Room where the 94-year path that Konosuke Matsushita walked is divided into seven
Photo:With Osaka Electric Light Company colleagues - Konosuke is in the middle of the back row (1916).
Chapter 1: Cornerstone, 1904-

Laying the foundations of trading in Osaka, and realizing the potential of the electronics industry

Photo:Back row (left to right): Konosuke, his brother-in-law Toshio Iue, Konosuke's wife Mumeno (1918).
Chapter 2: Foundation, 1918-

The founding of Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works

Photo:Celebration of the first anniversary of the company's founding.
Chapter 3: Mission, 1932-

Realizing the true duty of the industrialist, and laying the foundations of the company as a businessman

Photo:The founder Konosuke Matsushita took on the world of business in his atsushi work clothes. Here he is pictured age 51, taking command of the postwar recovery.
Chapter 4: Quandary, 1937-

Witnessing the post-war chaos, and studying human nature

Photo:Leaving for his first visit to the USA (1951).
Chapter 5: Quantum Leap, 1951-

Fresh off his visit to America, the founder's ambitions turn toward a global perspective

Photo:Konosuke Matsushita standing at the podium during the Atami Conference, a meeting of the presidents and owners of sales companies and distributors.
Chapter 6: Breakthrough, 1961-

Warning of the dangers of over-rapid economic growth, and moves to solve the challenge of economic depression

Photo:Meeting with Deng Xiaoping in Beijing (1979).
Chapter 7: Quest, 1973-

Intentions for Japan's future, and moves toward realizing an ideal society

Photo:The House Where Panasonic Started

The House Where Panasonic Started

A reconstruction of the founder's home from 1918 that once stood in Ohiraki-cho, in Osaka's Kita Ward (now Fukushima Ward). We have created a real-life model of the three first floor rooms in the two-story house, that had been converted into a workshop. See the manufacturing processes behind the electric lights and attachment plugs of the time.

Photo:A Space for Learning

A Space for Learning

Located in the center of the exhibition area is a mini-theater, where visitors can feel the words and spirit of Konosuke Matsushita in videos on Panasonic's 100-year history and on Konosuke Matsushita's philosophies toward business, management and cultivating people.



A quiet space to more extensively study Konosuke Matsushita's methods and ideas, the sum of a 94-year long path. Freely delve into the wealth of the Panasonic Museum's archive contents.


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