Fukuzawa Yukichi Memorial Keio History Museum 2022 Fall Exhibition "Fukuzawa Yukichi and "Nonviolence": 150 Years Since An Encouragement of Learning"
October 12, 2022
It has been 150 years since Fukuzawa Yukichi began publishing his collection of pamphlets known as "Gakumon no susume (An Encouragement of Learning)". This book, its title, and opening lines have become classics in Japan. It went beyond inspiring people to realize the importance of learning. It spurred them on to act. This exhibition highlights one such case, the "Naganuma Affair," an episode from history where a small village of people were inspired after reading An Encouragement of Learning. The villagers demonstrated their opposition to the government, not with force, but with words, persistently showing how they would, in the truest sense of the word, make their voices heard as members of their country. By examining these villagers and their interactions with each other, this exhibition will explore and consider the ideals described in Fukuzawa Yukichi's works
Overview ・Date and time: October 17 (Mon.)—December 17 (Sat.), 2022 Closed: Sundays, public holidays
・Venue: Old University Library 2nd Floor, Temporary Exhibition Room, Keio History Museum