●Historical Background



1967 March   Kinjo Kiku Co. (Kinjo Foundation) donates the Agriculture Museum (“the Fujukan”, 952.8m²) to the University of the Ryukyus (then located at the former Shuri campus).

  November   Faculty of Agriculture sets up a Fujukan management committee, and appoints Dean Tetsuo Takara as the first chairperson.

1983 May   With the University’s relocation to Senbaru campus, a planning committee for a common-use specimen resource center is formed.

1985 March   Construction of the University Resource Center completed.

  April   Appointed representatives of each faculty form the management committee of the University Resource Center, and establish the Center policy. The Center keeps its original Fujukan name.

  September   The new Fujukan opens after completing specimen relocation from the old Fujukan and faculties. Prof. Seiji Azuma from Faculty of Agriculture is appointed to be the first director.

2015 April   The Fujukan is raised to the status of the University Museum.


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The (Old) Fujukan Building
Source: Ryukyu Daigaku Sanju Nen (Thirty years of the University of the Ryukyus), 1980.
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Animal specimen exhibition room of the Old Fujukan
Source: Fujukan Yoran (Fujucan Catalogue), 1972.
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Old utensils exhibition room of the Old Fujukan
Source: Fujukan Yoran (Fujucan Catalogue), 1972.
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Ms. Kiku Kinjo
Source: Fujukan Yoran (Fujucan Catalogue), 1972.