Athletic Association 125th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Keio Sports and Modern Japan”
December 7, 2017
2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the Keio University Athletic Association. To commemorate this, an area in the East Research Building, Mita Campus, has been set up to hold a special exhibition titled “Keio Sports and Modern Japan.” Starting from Tuesday, November 28, over 150 historical items related to international exchange through sports and the Olympics are on display, including documents in Yukichi Fukuzawa’s autograph, the written challenge from Waseda University Baseball Club which started the tradition of the Waseda-Keio Baseball Games, and Japan’s oldest rugby uniform.
Also, there are many materials that are exhibited for the first time, including the audio recording of Shingoro Takaishi’s speech which brought the 1972 Olympics to Sapporo.
On Monday, November 27, the day before the opening of the exhibition, an opening ceremony was held at the venue. President Haseyama and those associated with Keio University, the Mita Athletic Association, and current members of the Athletic Association attended the ceremony.
The special exhibition is open until Wednesday, December 13, including Saturdays and Sundays.
President Haseyama giving a speech during the opening ceremony
During a private showing
Men’s (right) and women’s (left) lacrosse sticks from the early days of the Lacrosse Club
“Practice makes the impossible possible” in Shinzo Koizumi’s autograph