Industrial Development and Lifestyle Changes
Through old pictures and re-creation of ordinary people's daily lives in those days, visitors can see how Yokkaichi changed between the beginning of the modern times, when Yokkaichi Port began to develop, and when petrochemical complexes were built along the port after WorldWar II.
Outbreak of Environmental Pollution
After World War II, air pollution became an issue throughout Japan. In the industrial city of Yokkaichi as well, residents raised many complaints and many health problems were reported in relation to air pollution. Photos of the time and precious audio sources are opened to the public to communicate the history of Yokkaichi Pollution and the seriousness of the pollution damage.
Changes in Yokkaichi
Videos projected on a model of Yokkaichi City are used to explain changes in Yokkaichi from the establishment of Yokkaichi Town (present-day Yokkaichi City) in 1889 to the present.
Efforts for Environmental Improvement
This corner introduces the concerted efforts and international contributions for environmental improvement made by citizens, companies, and administrative authorities.
Yokkaichi City Today
This corner introduces Yokkaichi’s rich natural environment surrounded by Ise Bay and the Suzuka Mountains, and shows how industry innovation has been made in the city while considering the environment.
Environmentally Advanced City
This corner shows that there are increasing global environmental issues and introduces Yokkaichi's initiative to solve them. It provides us with an opportunity to consider what we can do for the future.
Yokkaichi Air Pollution Lawsuit Theater
In 1967, officially certified air pollution victims living in Isozu filed a lawsuit against companies located in Petrochemical Complex No. 1. Videos produced based on relevant documents and stories of witnesses from that period are used to explain the lawsuit and its impact on the country later.