We hereby inform you that the LIXIL Museum closed on September 28, 2018, as previously announced.
The LIXIL Museum was launched in October 2012 within the head office building of LIXIL Corporation (Koto-ku, Tokyo) to introduce the history of major companies integrated into LIXIL, presenting their innovative products and technologies that have contributed to the modernization of lifestyles and living spaces in Japan.
Using chronological charts, the museum introduced products developed by each company to support Japan's development in sectors related to civil engineering, public building, and homebuilding, over more than one century starting from the Meiji era and leading through two World Wars and the country's high-economic growth period up to 2011, the year of integration. The highlight was a real-life exhibition of 27 epoch-making items selected from among broad collections ranging from window sashes, doors, interior and exterior building materials, to kitchen, bathroom and toilet systems and accessories. It also featured presentations on the history of each founding company, which were specially designed to emphasize their unique characteristics.
Those exhibitions have served to help many visitors as well as our technical employees to understand the companies' manufacturing philosophies, product features and background behind them. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the visitors we welcomed over the past six years.
Following the closure of the museum, its collections will be transferred to our Integrated Technology Training Center (101 Miyanomori, Sukagawa City, Fukushima).
Exhibits from the LIXIL Museum can be viewed on our website. Please access "LIXIL Museum on the web," which consists of two sections: "LIXIL products archives" (for products on display) and "Evolution of Japanese Lifestyles with LIXIL Products" (for chronological panels).
LIXIL is constantly looking to take on new challenges. In relation to our new activities, we will further publicize each company's philosophy and beliefs on industrial product development.
Going forward, we will continue to promote cultural activities centering on our other relevant functions, including: the LIXIL GALLERY (Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Kita-ku, Osaka City), INAX MUSEUMS (Tokoname City, Achi), architecture-focused LIXIL Publishing, and the Kawashima Textile Museum (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City) run by Kawashima Selkon Textiles, a LIXIL group member. We appreciate your continued support and understanding.
LIXIL Museum (As of May 2018)