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Planned Exhibition “150 Years of Gifu’s Schooling: Commemorating 150 Years Since the Promulgation of the Education System Order”


Exhibition period: July 16 (Sat) – August 28 (Sun), 2022

In Meiji 5 (1872), the “Education System Order” was promulgated as Japan’s first modern schooling system. As a result, the building of schools was encouraged in various areas of Gifu.
This year, in 2022, marks the 150th anniversary of the “Education System Order”. Many elementary schools in Gifu City will also welcome their 150th anniversary. Centering around documents found in the city’s elementary schools―this planned exhibition will introduce the changes in Japan’s schooling system as well as the history of schools after the modern era.
Introducing how the now common “elementary school” first opened and continued on to the present day…. Please follow 150 years of “Gifu’s schooling” showcased at the exhibition room!


Event period July 16 (Sat) – August 28 (Sun), 2022
Closed July 19 (Tue), 25 (Mon), Aug 1 (Mon), 8 (Mon), 15 (Mon), 22 (Mon)
Hours of operation 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Entry until 4:30 pm)
Venue Special exhibition room on the 1st floor of Gifu City Museum of History
Admission fee 310 yen (250 yen) for high school and up; 150 yen (90 yen) for elementary/junior high school students

* Discounted prices in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more.

* Free admission for those who apply to ①and ② below. (ID/proof required)

① Gifu-City residents of age 70 or older

② Holders of physical disability certificate, mental disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or medical care recipient certificate for intractable diseases and one attendant

③ Junior high school students and younger visitors, and accompanying family members (of high school students and older) on July 17 (Sun) & August 21 (Sun).

④ Elementary / Junior high school students in Gifu City

- We take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Depending on the crowd size, we may restrict the number of admissions. We would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Main Exhibition Works

  • The Shokaku School (Present-day Shokaku Elementary School)

    Taken around Meiji 10 (1877)
    Archives and Mausolea Department of the Imperial Household Agency’s Collection, “Photo Album for the Gifu Normal School and an Elementary School in the Same Prefecture”

  • Postcard, “Autumn Sports Day at Nagamori Ordinary Elementary School”
    (Present-day Nagamori Minami Elementary School)

    Taisho 13 (1924)
    Gifu City Museum of History Collection

  • School Journal (Present-day Gifu Elementary School)

    From the Meiji to the Showa era
    Gifu City Museum of History Collection

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