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 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. Since its reopening, the museum has operated in response to the new normal, including the introduction of advance reservations at specified dates and times as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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 providing an exhibition space which allows visitors to feel safe and view the exhibits at their leisure.

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”