Memorial Hall Exhibits
The Sorei Memorial Hall presents the 52-year life of Sorei Yanagiya, a fortunate adventurer through the upheaval of Showa period acupuncture and moxibustion – a period punctuated by the Second World War. The collection houses the more than 50 publications by Sorei Yanagiya, including Pulse Diagnosis Based Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment Methods: Experiments and Validation of Ninety Yagishita Treatments, an account of meeting with Yagishita who exerted a profound influence on the nascent meridian therapy. The collection also includes Yanagiya’s research papers on the Classics, publications and materials on the science of acupuncture and moxibustion, and handwritten prologues for Ido no Nippon. Many objects left to us by Sorei Yanagiya are also on display, including a da-shin (acupuncture needle inserted with the aid of a small hammer) set regularly used by Sorei Yanagiya and a set of nine classical needles made by the master Genzo Kanbe. The Memorial Hall gives visitors the opportunity to view the path through history made by a prominent authority of acupuncture and moxibustion.
Special Exhibition 1: Large Screen Visual System
Multiple programs are available to visitors to the Sorei Memorial Hall for viewing on a large screen. For instance, you can view photo albums of graduation photos to look back on the teachers and graduates who have supported the history of Toyoshinkyu. Another program introduces acupuncture and moxibustion practice techniques, the nine classical needles, and special acupuncture techniques such as fire needles and acupuncture around the eye. There is also a dialogue format look back at Sorei Yanagiya and the development of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion. Please indicate your desire to watch any of these programs when you make your reservation to visit the Memorial Hall. (Note: available program content may change.)