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Panasonic Konosuke Matsushita Museum

Short Stories about the Museum
The Road of an Industrialist - A Pictorial Biography of Konosuke Matsushita (a film shown at the museum)
As you enter the Konosuke Matsushita Museum, you will quickly come across a place where the early life of Konosuke, from his birth to the foundation of Panasonic, is presented on film.

The images you will see in the film are from a collection of paintings entitled “Gaden Matsusita Konosuke Michi” which was delivered as a memorial gift to Konosuke by his employees on November 27, 1978.

This collection, produced by Shigetaka Sawada, painter and former Panasonic employee, depicted the life of Konosuke Matsushita in 162 illustrations.

Upon receiving this pictorial biography, Konosuke responded: “Each piece superbly reproduces a scene from my life. Seeing it, I am overwhelmed by vivid memories of those days.”

A special exhibition of photographic reproductions of these pictures in May 1979 impressed so many visitors that we decided to compile them into a book. The books were distributed to employees, partner companies and selected customers on May 5, 1981, when Panasonic celebrated its 50th anniversary.

In 1994, as Panasonic celebrated the 100th year after the birth of Konosuke Matsushita, these pictures were combined with others depicting the life of the Founder in his later years to produce a film entitled “The Road of an Industrialist - A Pictorial Biography of Konosuke Matsushita.” The footage you will see at the Konosuke Matsushita Museum is part of that film.

ゝhe Founder Konosuke Matsushita
「画伝 松下幸之助 道」の原画


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