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Chubei Itoh Museum
The Chubei Itoh Museum is located in Shiga Prefecture, the place where the Ohmi merchants were born.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Chuei Itoh I, after the completion of its renovation, the house in Toyosatocho, Inukamigun, Shiga Prefecture (which was donated to the Toyosato Saibikai Foundation in 1998), where Chubei Itoh I lived and Chubei Itoh II was born, opened to the public from Sunday, April 14, 2002.
The museum exhibits many items, including cherished belongings of Chubei Itoh I and Chubei Itoh II, tracing the footsteps that led the way from a textile wholesale dealer to a general trading company.
Preserving the lifestyle of the founder of the general trading company
Preserving the house as it was used by Chubei Itoh I, the museum brings back memories of the lively lifestyle of Chubei, the Ohmi merchant, and the energetic activities of Chubei Itoh I’s wife, Yae, who supported her husband in many ways.
Born in this house, Chubei Itoh II developed international businesses based on what he learned from his mother and the experience he gained through study overseas in the United Kingdom. He established the foundations of the present general trading company. In honor and memory of the great footsteps achieved by Chubei I and his wife, Yae, and Chubei II, who transformed the Japanese business into one that could perform on the global stage, we would like to keep their achievements alive for future generations. Please come and visit the Chubei Itoh Museum.
|128-1, Oazahachime, Toyosatocho, Inukamigun, Shiga Prefecture|
|10:00-16:00 (Closed on Mondays)|
- * The museum occasionally takes irregular holidays, so please contact the museum before visiting.
- 30 minutes from Meishin Expressway, Yokaichi interchange exit.
- Inae Station(JR Biwako Line) → Kurenai-koen mae (Ohmi Bus) → 1minute walk
- 5 minutes walk from Toyosato Station.(Ohmi Railway)