The house that has been the Morita family’s for generations is located in Tokoname city, Aichi prefecture. On the premises, Akio Morita Library was opened in July 2020. Akio became one of the world-leading business persons while his wife Yoshiko played a role as a support person with the first-class hospitality. How did the couple build up the unshaken “bond” with people that they both valued the most? The display in the Library can be a hint for visitors to interpret how they addressed business, people, and pleasure.
AKM Table setting
The dinner set used when entertaining VIPs at Akio Morita’s residence. Ornamental initial of his name, Akio Kyuzaemon Morita – AKM – is engraved.
An Emmy Award for Special Contribution
An award given to Akio Morita as an individual for his many years of contribution to the electronics industry through Sony
Akio’s private journal
In 1942 (when he was 19 years old)
and in 1943 (when he was 20 years old)
H Type Tape Recorder Unit 1
H Type Tape Recorder presented to Akio and Yoshiko
by Mr. Ibuka as the couple’s wedding gift
Akio’s military uniform
Naval uniform worn by Akio during the World War II
Akio Memoir 26 Jan. 1921
A collection of records depicting Akio’s growth since his birth to the age of five
Magazine covers featuring the couple
Edison Gold Moulded Record/Blue Amberol Record
One of Akio’s collection
Opening hours / Admission
- Opening hours
- 10:00 – 17:00 (reservation required)
※last reservation time frame 15:00
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- 800 yen for adults, 500 yen for 65 and older,
500 yen for high school students and older,
free of charge for junior high school students and younger.
The conceptual architecture of the building that looks like cubes being stacked up.
An area theme has been set for each cube.
Achievements of Akio and Yoshiko
From the birth of Akio to the birth of Sony Corporation
Challenges of Akio and Yoshiko
Art of hospitality that Yoshiko practiced
Friendship of Akio and Yoshiko in their social circle/Project exhibition area