Great People of Kanazawa Memorial Museum

Meeting the great figures of Kanazawa

Kanazawa has produced a number of great scientists and the thinkers.
They contributed the development of modern Japan. This museum introduces great figures, including the chemist TAKAMINE Jokichi and the civil engineer HATTA Yoichi.

Floor Map

  • 1

    Ceramic Wall

  • 2

    Garden Gnome

  • 3

    Learning Space

  • 4

    Japanese Calligraphy (written by YUKAWA Hideki recipient of the 1949 Nobel Prize for Physics )

  • 5

    Museum Shop

  • 6

    Statue of HATTA Yoichi

  • 7

    Special Exhibition

Information

Hours

9:30am - 5:00pm (Admission ends at 4:30 pm)

Closed

New Year's (Dec 29th - Jan 3rd)
Periodically for exhibit upkeep

Admission Fees

General 310yen
Group(20 persons or more)
260yen
65 or older 210yen
High school age and younger Free

Great People of Kanazawa Memorial Museum

6-18-4 Shimohonda-machi, Kanazawa, 920-0993
TEL:076-220-2474 FAX:076-220-2197

Access

Hokutetsu Bus

Two-minute walk from Honda-machi bus stop

Jyokamachi Kanazawa LOOP Bus

Two-minute walk from Honda-machi bus stop

Kanazawa Flat Bus

Kanazawa Furusato Ijinkan-mae bus stop

Great People of Kanazawa Memorial Museum

6-18-4 Shimohonda-machi, Kanazawa, 920-0993
TEL:076-220-2474 FAX:076-220-2197

PAGE TOP

もどる

HOME

ページトップ

TAKAMINE Jokichi

[1854 - 1922]

Father of modern biotechnology. Contributed to medical science by isolating the Taka diastase and adrenalin. Also improved American-Japanese relations.

SAKURAI Joji

[1858 - 1939]

Formed the foundations for modern Japanese studies in chemistry. Worked to establish both the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and the Science Council of Japan.

FUJII Kenjiro

[1866 - 1952]

His research in botanical morphology and cell genetics earned him the moniker of "The Grandfather of Japanese genetics."

KIMURA Hisashi

[1870 - 1943]

Spread Japan's geophysics standards to the rest of the world. Contributed to astrophysics through his discovery of the Z-tems.

MIYAKE Setsurei

[1860 - 1945]

A philosopher and historian, he commented on the Japanese way of life through the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods in the magazine "Japan and the Japanese."

HATTA Yoichi

[1886 - 1942]

Increased the amount of arable land in Taiwan by building the largest dam in the Orient and a long irrigation canal. Known as "The Father of Kanan Canal" for enriching Taiwan's farming soil.

IIMORI Satoyasu

[1886 - 1982]

Father of radiochemistry. Actively researched radioactive minerals at the newly established Institute of Physical and Chemical Research.

TANIGUCHI Yoshiro

[1904 - 1979]

As the master of modern Japanese architecture, he designed a multitude of buildings. Also constructed cultural monuments throughout the country.

FUJIOKA Sakutaro

[1870 - 1910]

Furthered the development of modern Japanese literature, His research was wide -reaching, ranging from the history of customs and paintings,to literary history.

NISHIDA Kitaro

[1870 - 1945]

Japan's international face of philosophy. Has penned many books on philosophy including A Study of Virtue. Born in Unoke-machi.

SUZUKI Daisetsu

[1870 - 1966]

Spread Buddhism in the west through translations and research related to Zen Buddhism. Greatly influenced thinkers at Matsugaoka Bunko, an institute for the study of Buddhism.

ATAKA Yakichi

[1873 - 1949]

Founder of Ataka Trading, a multi-business conglomerate. Supported Daisetsu Suzuki and awarded scholarships to youth in his hometown.

KITAGATA Shinsen

[1850 - 1905]

Follower of the Otani sect of Shinshu Buddhism. Corresponded with literary figures of the Qing Dynasty. Praised as the "Meiji-period Calligrapher" for his unique brushwork.

HOSONO Entai

[1872 - 1961]

A seeker of beauty who loved art as much as he loved alcohol. A master of words and tea ceremonies.

NAKANISHI Godo

[1895 - 1984]

Lauded as "The Bird Watcher," he dedicate his life to the preservation of nature. Also a poet.

ONO Tasaburo

[1840 - 1912]

SEKIZAWA Akekiyo

[1843 - 1897]

Japanese fishery resercher.

YOKOYAMA Takaoki

[1848 - 1916]

NOGUCHI Shitagau

[1873 - 1944]

Father of electrochemical engineering in Japan.

KIRYU Yuyu

[1873 - 1941]