Exhibitions

  • Kaientai and Shinsengumi
    Exhibition Upcoming

    Kaientai and Shinsengumi

    Sakamoto Ryoma formed Kameyama company to Nagasaki in 1865. The company traded for the settlement of Satsuma Domain and the Choshu Domain. Ryoma became a captain of Kaientai in 1867.
    In 1863, a lordless samurai group of the Shogunate entered Kyoto. Part remained in Kyoto, and formed a new samurai group in Mibu. They were given the name of Shinsengumi by the Imperial Court for their work in the Coup of August 18.
    They were very advanced groups. We display a document of Kaientai and Shinsengumi.

    September 9,2020 to January 24,2021

  • The Shinsengumi and the Boshin War
    Exhibition Current

    The Shinsengumi and the Boshin War

    In June 1867, the Shinsengumi’s members were elevated to the status of direct vassals of the shogun. Soon thereafter the Bakufu collapsed and the Boshin War broke out. Yet the Shinsengumi remained loyal both to the Tokugawa clan and to Aizu Domain. Drawing primarily on the records of the Shinsengumi, this exhibition looks at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi and the Boshin War.

    June 2, 2020 to September 6, 2020

Introducing the Ryozen Museum of History, an institution dedicated to exploring the Bakumatsu period and the Meiji Restoration