Kyoto Sangyo University Gallery

An opportunity to see one of the earliest mainframe computers in Japan and the earliest computer- generated English catalog in Japan

Making public the results of scholastic surveys and spreading wisdom

Opened in May 2012, this gallery is on the 2nd floor of the University’s Musubiwaza-kan Gallery in Mibu, Kyoto, and it is tasked with spreading wisdom as a link between the Kamogamo campus in the north of Kyoto and the local community of Kyoto.
Themes are decided annually, with surveys and studies conducted on historical, cultural, artistic, folk, industry and natural science issues, which are turned into planned exhibitions that are held every two or three times a year, using materials and unique in-house produced visuals as the exhibits.
Kyoto Sangyo University was one of the first universities to teach computer studies in Japan. And, as a leader from that early computer age, the gallery exhibits throughout the year an early, mainframe computers along with an English catalog that was the first to be created by computer in Japan.
In addition, the gallery has some 678 pieces in collection, mostly comprising ancient manuscripts and utensils related to kindling and charcoal dealers in early-modern to modern times that have been donated to the university by a former household in Shimosaga. These are displayed in rotation several times a year.

photoMainframe computer “TOSBAC-3400” introduced in 1967

Mainframe computer “TOSBAC-3400” introduced in 1967

photoFire outfit from Shimosaga

Fire outfit from Shimosaga


Which manga artist was inspired by “Uchu-no-Tabi”, a book authored by Toshima Araki, the founder of Kyoto Sangyo University?

Address 2F Kyoto Sangyo University Musubiwaza-kan Gallery, 1-10 Chudoji Myobu-cho, Shimogyo-ku
TEL 075-277-0254
FAX 075-277-1699
URL https://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/facilities/musubiwaza/gallery/index.html
Hours Mon,Tue,Thu-Sat: 10:00-16:30 (entry by 16:00), Wed: 13:00-16:30 (entry by 16:00)
Closed Sun, Nat Hols, New Year Hols, University hols, Hols decided by gallery
Adm Free
Access A 4-min walk from JR Tanbaguchi Stn/A 7-min walk from Hankyu Omiya Stn/A 11-min walk from Randen Shijo Omiya Stn/A 4-min walk from Gojo Mibugawa Stop of City Bus

Facilities near by

photo:Rakuto Ihokan

Rakuto Ihokan

The collection of a wealthy Edo merchant

photo:Kyoto Ii Museum

Kyoto Ii Museum

Armor that brings to life the Age of the Warring States

photo:Nomura Art Museum

Nomura Art Museum

The masterpieces of a refined man with tastes unparalleled in our times

photo:Kyoto International Community House – kokoka

Kyoto International Community House – kokoka

Kyoto’s springboard to internationalization

error: Content is protected !!