Contributing to Community through the Arts and Culture

Sompo Fine Art Foundation (Sompo Museum of Art)

Arts & Culture

In 1976, we opened an art museum as part of our corporate citizenship activities. The museum is the only one in Asia where visitors can view Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" and it has attracted over six million visitors since it opened. In July 2020, the museum was relocated to a new building in the grounds of Sompo Japan's headquarters building, where it was reopened as the Sompo Museum of Art.

We will contribute to society through the further advancement of culture and art by working to create a museum that attracts visitors of all ages from around the world, and by hosting roughly four special exhibitions a year to display Western paintings, modern works of art, and various other pieces.

Sompo Museum of Art

Sunflowers Vincent Van Gogh in 1888
Sompo Museum of Art

The Puppet Theater “Himawari Hall”

Arts & Culture

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”

Donations to Humanitarian Aid Activities in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries through Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”

Given the significance of sunflowers as a symbol of peace, we donated money to humanitarian aid projects in Ukraine and neighboring countries through Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” painting, which is owned by Sompo Japan Insurance and on permanent display in the Sompo Museum of Art.
A total of ¥84,532,205 was donated to five humanitarian aid organizations undertaking activities in Ukraine and neighboring countries. This donation amount was derived from the number of visitors to the “Henri Le Sidaner―Henri Martin” exhibition held at the Sompo Museum of Art from March 26, 2022 to June 26, 2022, as well as the number of times the exhibition’s promotional video was viewed.

  • Donations were made to the following five organizations
  • UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
  • Save the Children
  • Japanese Red Cross Society
  • Japan Platform
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