With the country's economic problems continuing, and with people apparently at a loss over how to remedy the situation, Shibusawa Memorial Museum offers a hint to the path Japan should take by showcasing the starting point of its earlier era of modernization.

Located in Tokyo's Kita Ward, where the late Eiichi Shibusawa lived, the museum displays artifacts that explain his important role in the establishment of modern industry here.

To keep the spirit of his work alive, the Ryumonsha, Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation opened the museum in 1982 and has been handling its activities ever since.