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About Panasonic

Panasonic Konosuke Matsushita Museum

Short Stories about the Museum
Steering Wheel on the Roof
If you looking up at the museum building, you will notice a ship's steering wheel on the roof. This wheel was originally installed on the roof of the new head office building in Kadoma when Panasonic moved there in 1933.

While the new head office was being built, Konosuke heard that a ship was being dismantled in Kobe. He went to see it. On his return, he said with a smile, “I have made some good purchases”. He had bought a large steering wheel and tables and chairs from the ship's dining hall. The tables and chairs went into the canteen of the new head office, while the steering wheel was installed on the roof. Konosuke said, “The head office is like the bridge on a ship, where one sets and steers the course for the whole company.” The ship's wheel added a classic look to the building and became a popular attraction.



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