I visited Exhibition “Minakata Kumagusu ~His personality , Informatics and Nature” I am interested in him.
In 19th century, His 51 papers were published in Science journal “Nature”
I was interested in him.
He is a learned man with a retentive memory.
He went to study abroad in America and England(1886~1900)
And he came back to Japan,he lived in Kumano in Wakayama prefecture. It is his home town.
There is nice culture and nature in the Kumano area.(Kumano area )
He was learning many things, history, botany, ethnology, theology etc from Nature.
He deepened exchanges with the curators of the British Museum.
He visited often there and wrote the papers and Posted in the Science journal “Nature”
One of the most interesting is Mushrooms and slime molds.
He collected and recorded them in a caramel box.
One day the Japanese emperor visited Kumano.
He was ordered guidance.
After, the emperor want to get his collection of slime molds.
When dedicate it to the Emperor, it was still in a caramel box.
People said they were outrageous.
But the Empperor said “Is not it enough?”
The Empperor will think “His record is important”
And the empperor loved his pure mind.
Kyoto institute of technology
Museum and Archives
December 17th 2018 ~ February 23rd 2019
Hashigami-cho Matsugasaki Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi Kyoto 6068585 JAPAN
Adults / 200yen
Students (College, University) / 150yen
*Free for High School students and Below
*Free for students of the university affiliated with University Museum Association of Kyoto
*Free for disabled persons and one accompanying caregiver.
*Admission fees may change depending on each exhibition.
By Subway(from Kyoto Station)
Take the “Kokusai Kaikan” bound Karasuma Line Subway to “Matsugasaki” Station, and go to the street from Exit 1. Walk to the east for 400m and turn right to the south at the fourth traffic signal.
This exhibition is a limited period.
If you are interested in him, please visit Kumagusu museum in Shirahama, Wakayama prefecture.
See you on our next trip!!