Opening the Sakichi Toyoda Memorial House and the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

TMC has also endeavored to preserve and expand the exhibit of buildings with significance to Toyota's history. In October 1988, TMC established the Sakichi Toyoda Memorial House by adding on such facilities as an exhibit room and observation deck to the Toyoda family home already open to the public in Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture, the birthplace of Sakichi Toyoda, and re-opened it free of charge. Then in 1990, the house of Sakichi's birth, built in the latter part of the Edo Era, was also restored at the site and opened to the public.

In June 1994, the 100th year since Kiichiro Toyoda's birth, the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, managed by the Toyota Group, opened in Nagoya City. The museum not only preserves the Toyota Group's valuable industrial heritage-the Sako Plant of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd., but also shows the history of Toyota technologies, focusing on weaving machines and automotive industry technologies, and also plays the role of communicating the Toyota Group's spirit of monozukuri (conscientious manufacturing) to society at large.

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