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Idemitsu Historical Archives

Idemitsu Historical Archives

Historical archives that follow the history and achievements of Idemitsu Sazo, the founder of Idemitsu Kosan

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In 1911, Idemitsu Sazo (August 22, 1885–March 7, 1981) founded a petroleum dealer named Idemitsu Shokai, the predecessor of Idemitsu Kosan, when he was just 25 years old. More than a century after its foundation, the company has grown to be a leading energy company in Japan. Idemitsu Historical Archives introduce the history of Idemitsu Kosan, from the foundation of Idemitsu Shokai to the present time, as well as the philosophy and thoughts of Idemitsu Sazo as an entrepreneur, using videos and panels. The archives also disseminate information about the history of the Port of Moji, loved by Idemitsu Sazo, and the present-day Mojiko Retro area.

Address c/o Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji, 2-3 Higashiminatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu
Access Approx. 8 min. on foot from JR Mojiko Station
Tel 093-332-0251
Website http://s-idemitsu-mm.or.jp/historicalroom/
Hours Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (entry allowed until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed Closed: Monday (if a Monday falls on a national holiday or substitute national holiday, open on that day); New Year's; periods when exhibits of the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji, are changed
Admission Adults - 100 yen; junior high school students or younger - free
*Paying visitors to the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji, can be admitted for free. (Idemitsu Museum of Arts: Adults – 700 yen; senior high school and university students – 500 yen; junior high school students or younger – free (required to be accompanied by a guardian))
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