Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Fine Art Foundation (Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art)
The Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, located on the 42nd floor of the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Headquarters Building in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, features in its permanent exhibition works by such masters as Gauguin, Cezanne, Seiji Togo, and Grandma Moses, while holding various traveling exhibitions, supporting emerging artists, and promoting art appreciation through dialogue. In 1987, a work from master post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers series was added to the permanent collection, making this the only museum in Asia where one can view a work from the series. Approximately 5.58 million people have visited the art museum as of March 31, 2017.
The art museum is cultivating art appreciation in younger generations by providing free entry to junior high school students and below, and through various educational programs in collaboration with Tokyo Shinjuku Ward public schools.
The art museum also contributes to local communities, one example being a special exhibit of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the Miyagi Museum of Art in 2014 to support post-disaster reconstruction.
The Puppet Theater “Himawari Hall”
The Himawari Hall puppet theater has been jointly operated by the local NPO Aichi Puppetry Center and our Group since its opening in 1989.
The theater has organized a wide variety of events that draw national attention, such as puppet performances, seminars, workshops, the children’s art festival, and script competition, P New Face Award (contest to discover new talent for future generation, and "P" stands for performance art, including puppet performance, and other performance art using body and/or objects), in the area where puppet shows are very popular.
Puppet Theater “Himawari Hall”