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Panasonic 100th Anniversary Celebration, 1918-2018: The Panasonic Museum is Open in Osaka, Japan

The following video presents The Product Story (Panasonic 100th Anniversary):

Panasonic Anniversary 1918 - 2018

Panasonic Anniversary 1918 – 2018

In 1918, Panasonic was founded as Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works by legendary business leader Konosuke Matsushita.

Konosuke Matsushita constantly strove for A Better Life, A Better World.

Since our founding in 1918, Panasonic has been dedicated to improving people’s lives and to helping society progress.
We are now celebrating our 100th anniversary, thanks in large part to all of your support.

At Panasonic, we will continue to challenge ourselves, with unchanged hearts, as we aspire to “A Better Life, A Better World.”

The Panasonic Museum

The Panasonic Museum

Panasonic’s 100th anniversary celebratory events include the recent opening of the Panasonic Museum in Osaka, Japan.

The Panasonic Museum

The Panasonic Museum

The Panasonic Museum aims to pass on that lofty goal, and the products, technologies and passion of its predecessors; the museum was established for everyone, to pass on the “heart” of Panasonic to future generations.

The Panasonic Museum is comprised of the following three parts:

  1. Konosuke Matsushita Museum where visitors will be guided through a path of exhibits that introduce them to the 94 years of the founder’s life, his thoughts on business and management philosophy
    The Panasonic Museum includes the Konosuke Matsushita Museum

    The Panasonic Museum includes the Konosuke Matsushita Museum

  2. Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity is a building that houses around 150 home appliances, organized by category, that were carefully selected from among the Panasonic products offered in the past 100 years. Visitors can also trace the history of advertising by the company. Furthermore, about 400 products that marked the company’s history will also be open for viewing.
    The Panasonic Museum includes the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity

    The Panasonic Museum includes the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity

  3. Sakura Hiroba (Sakura Garden) with rows of sakura, or cherry trees. Adjacent to the Sakura Hiroba lies the former home of Mr. Matsushita, which the company plans to open to the public on a limited basis in the future.
    The Panasonic Museum includes the Sakura Hiroba

    The Panasonic Museum includes the Sakura Hiroba

Additionally, three modern works of art have been placed on the premises as monuments to commemorate the 100th anniversary, as well as symbolizing the future development of the company as it is stepping into the next 100 years.

Panasonic: "Celebrating 100 years since our founding, and looking toward the next 100 years. Characteristically progressive monuments to an ever-growing, ever-developing company." Left to right: Time Waterfall – Panel #2 by Tatsuo Miyajima (Erected in the courtyard of the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity), Floating form – vertical 2018 by Keiji Uematsu (In front of the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity entrance), Harmony with the breeze 2018 by Kozo Nishino (In the Sakura Hiroba)

Panasonic: “Celebrating 100 years since our founding, and looking toward the next 100 years. Characteristically progressive monuments to an ever-growing, ever-developing company.” Left to right: Time Waterfall – Panel #2 by Tatsuo Miyajima (Erected in the courtyard of the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity), Floating form – vertical 2018 by Keiji Uematsu (In front of the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity entrance), Harmony with the breeze 2018 by Kozo Nishino (In the Sakura Hiroba)

The following video presents Panasonic Museum Opens with Ceremony #Panasonic100th:
Panasonic Corporation celebrated the opening of the Panasonic Museum in Kadoma City, Osaka, on March 7 – on the same day in 1918 the company was founded as Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works by legendary business leader Konosuke Matsushita.

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Museum Opens with Ceremony

Mar 7, 2018

OSAKA, Japan – Panasonic Corporation celebrated the opening of the Panasonic Museum in Kadoma City, Osaka, on March 7 – on the same day in 1918 the company was founded as Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works by legendary business leader Konosuke Matsushita. An opening ceremony was held in the Konosuke Matsushita Museum on the premises, with 40 people in attendance including such dignitaries as the mayors of Kadoma and neighboring Moriguchi City, as well as company associates and executives.

The Panasonic Museum consists of the Konosuke Matsushita Museum, the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity and the Sakura Hiroba, a garden with rows of sakura, or cherry trees, that was opened in April 2006. Adjacent to the Sakura Hiroba lies the former home of Mr. Matsushita, which the company plans to open to the public on a limited basis in the future.

The Konosuke Matsushita Museum, which was newly constructed, is a faithful reproduction of the company’s third head office building completed in 1933, with the same appearance and at exactly the same location as the old building. Here visitors will be guided through a path of exhibits that introduce them to the 94 years of the founder’s life, his thoughts on business and management philosophy.

The former Konosuke Matsushita Museum was renamed the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity after renovation. The building now houses around 150 home appliances, organized by category, that were carefully selected from among the Panasonic products offered in the past 100 years. Visitors can also trace the history of advertising by the company. Furthermore, a treasure house containing about 400 products that marked the company’s history will also be open for viewing.

Additionally, three modern works of art have been placed on the premises as monuments to commemorate the 100th anniversary, as well as symbolizing the future development of the company as it is stepping into the next 100 years.

The Panasonic Museum will be open to the public on March 9. Going forward, Panasonic will enhance the permanent exhibits, while hosting field trip programs for children, who will lead the next generation, and workshops for the general public.

Museum Overview:

Address: 1006 Kadoma, Kadoma City, Osaka
Land Area: 25,329.7 m² (Sakura Hiroba: 16,198 m²)
Floor Area: Konosuke Matsushita Museum – 1,906.19 m²;
Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity – 1,418.58 m²
Design & Construction: Takenaka Corporation
Construction Company:
Website: https://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/panasonic-museum.html

100th Anniversary Monuments:

Time Waterfall – Panel #2 by Tatsuo Miyajima
(Erected in the courtyard of the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity)

Floating form – vertical 2018 by Keiji Uematsu
(In front of the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity entrance)

Harmony with the breeze 2018 by Kozo Nishino (In the Sakura Hiroba)

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the company has expanded globally and now operates 495 subsidiaries and 91 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.343 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2017. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic
http://www.panasonic.com/global.

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