Nissui Pioneer Exhibition
As part of the commemorative activities for our 100th anniversary, in August 2011 we opened the Nissui Pioneer Exhibition in the Nissui Tobata Building in Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu City, for the purpose of providing information to the general public and commercial fishing researchers, as well as assisting with education by collaborating with educational boards and schools.
Exhibiting the past, present, and future with panels and rare items on display
When you enter the Nissui Pioneer Exhibition, to the right of the main entrance are the Historical Exhibition Room and Operations Exhibition Room, while to the left are the Library and Audio-Visual Room.
The Historical Exhibition Room utilizes panels and other visuals to showcase the 100-year history of Nissui. This 100-year history is divided into five color-coded periods: the corporate history spanning the period from the dawn of modern fisheries to the Tamura Steamship Fishery Division and the period from the Kyodo Gyogyo to the establishment of Nippon Suisan are shown in green; the period from World War II to the Post-War occupation is shown in yellow; the period of restoration and growth as a result of the 5-year improvement plan is shown in pink; the period of shrinkage and withdrawal due to the 200 nautical mile rule is shown in purple; and the period marked by change and evolution through NCR management and the TGL Plan is shown in blue.
At the center of the Historical Exhibition Room is a seated statue of Nissui founder Ichiro Tamura, which was donated by the Tamura estate, and next to it is a collection of writings by Kosuke Kunishi. These two exhibits combined exemplify the foundations of Nissui. In addition there is a scale model of a trawler, nautical charts, copies of the "Nippon Suisan 50-nenshi (50-Year History of Nissui)," "Nippon Suisan 70-nenshi (70-Year History of Nissui)," "Nippon Suisan 100-nenshi (100-Year History of Nissui)," the two editions of the "Nippon Suisan Gyofu" published 50 years ago and recently, and panels featuring scientific illustrations of fish.
The Operations Exhibition Room showcases Nissui's five main businesses. Nissui is creating systems for global access to marine resources in cooperation with resource-rich countries around the world. These five businesses, namely the Global Links network (a network bringing the bounties of the sea to consumers), and the Marine Products Business, Food Products Business, Fine Chemicals Business, and General Distribution Business, which utilize marine resources in a variety of ways, are showcased using videos and panel displays featuring photos and charts. It also presents visitors with exhibits outlining the types of global endeavors needed in the 21st century, including examples of marine resource preservation and international cooperation.
In the library there are around 3,000 items relating to the fisheries industry that were collected from research institutes around the country during the editing of the "100-Year History of Nissui.“
The Audio-Visual Room has audio and video equipment that visitors can use to listen to or view a broad range of materials relating to the history of Nissui and its businesses.
The Nissui Pioneer Exhibition gives visitors a wealth of specimens that speak to the past, present, and future of Nissui and how it has created new value from marine resources. We hope you have the opportunity to explore the over 100-year history of Nissui and the philosophy at its core.