Eiichi Shibusawa's completion of android: moving, talking, and lectures Saitama June 30, 18:22


Selected as a portrait of the new 10,000-yen bill, and in the NHK Taiga drama next year, the life is drawn, Eiichi Shibusawa's birthplace, the birthplace of an android that reproduces the appearance of alive in Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture, the unveiling ceremony will be held I was broken.

Eiichi Shibusawa, who was born in Fukaya City today, became a businessman after the Meiji Restoration and is called the "father of the modern Japanese economy" in connection with the establishment and development of many companies.

The local Fukaya city was promoting the production of an android that recreated its original form in an attempt to make people widely known for its achievements. On the 30th, the unveiling ceremony was held at the Shibuzawa Eiichi Memorial Museum in the city.

The production is based on a donation of 100 million yen from a businessman from Fukaya City as a financial source, with reference to documents and photos, voices left behind, etc. and cooperation with the leading person of android research, Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University etc. Got it and proceeded.

Completed in half a year, android can move and talk in the form of Shibusawa around the age of 70, and based on the actual lecture contents, about the idea of ​​Shibusawa to pursue profit while making social contribution etc. I will give a lecture.

Along with the completion, the memorial hall also has a lecture room with chairs and podiums that reproduce the Taisho era, so you can listen to the lecture for about 20 minutes while feeling the atmosphere of the time.

It will be open to the public on the 3rd of next month, and for the time being, reservations must be made in advance on the city's website or by phone, and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the next month, the citizens of Fukaya will be given priority.

In Fukaya City, in addition to this android, a community bus that depicts Shibusawa has been running since April, and we want to create a department to publicize in the city and to make it livelier.

Shigeru Sakakura, Manager of the Eiichi Shibusawa Policy Promotion Department in Fukaya City, said, "We would like to make many people understand Eiichi Shibusawa's way of thinking and work to make Fukaya City alive."

In Fukaya City, we are planning to build another android of Eiichi Shibusawa, which is expected to be completed next year, and will be installed in the former Shibusawa House "Nakanoie".