|Exhibition Title||Sakamoto Ryōma: Japan's Favorite Hero|
|Period||October 15 - November 27, 2016|
|Venue||Heisei Chishinkan Wing, 1F and 2F|
|Transportation||JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus|
|Special Exhibition Hours||9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 5:30 p.m.)
Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 7:30 p.m.)
|Closed||Closed on Monday|
|Special Exhibition Admission||Adult \1,300 (\1,100)
Univ. Student \1,100 (\900)
High School Student \800 (\600)
Admission is free under middle school students.
*(Fees in parentheses for groups of twenty or more)
|Organized by||Kyoto National Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yomiuri Telecasting Co.||Sponsored by||Shimizu Corporation, DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Nozaki Insatsu Shigyo Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Non-Destructive Inspection CO., Ltd.|
|Cooperated by||Kyoto University of Arts and Crafts, Nippon Kodo Co., Ltd.|
Images from the Exhibit
Sakamoto Ryōma (1836–1867) is one of Japan’s most beloved historical figures. As a loyalist to the Emperor, he played an essential role in the overthrow of Japan’s feudal Edo period shogunate, paving the way towards the establishment of the modern Meiji government. Born in Tosa province (today’s Kochi prefecture), Ryōma, as he is popularly known, was assassinated 150 years ago in Kyoto, leaving behind numerous letters, documents, artworks, and historical objects, including recent discoveries. Ryōma’s letters reveal a free-spirited, unconventional approach to life and an affectionate relationship with his family. This exhibition examines the personality and vision of Japan’s most revered hero amidst the tumultuous history of the late Edo period (1615–1868).