Minamata Disease Museum
Minamata Disease Museum was founded in 1988, for the purpose of maintaining people's life culture before Minamata disease, sins of Chisso company and the government, through collecting, preserving, and presenting the items.
One of the victims once said, “If things remain as they are, we will die to no purpose.” The Minamata Disease Museum will strive to ensure that the victims have not suffered in vain. It is the Museum’s mission to continue to document and convey, in order that we may create a world in which Minamata disease will not recur.
To the extent that the Minamata Disease Museum takes as its theme the on-going nature of the Minamata disease incident and questions the way we live and the basis of our livelihoods, the Museum is not simply a place that displays artifacts and documents from the past.