Tomioka Soichiro (1922-1994) was a Western-style painter born in Takata, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture. He used Tomioka White, a white oil paint developed from water for painting snow white, and a painting knife specially ordered made by a swordsmith, to shave the paint and create motifs.
The museum opened in 1990, fulfilling Tomioka's wish to "return to the snow country the works that were born in the snow country," and exhibits works from the museum's collection of approximately 570 works, which are changed three times a year.
Visitors can enjoy the "world of white" that Soichiro Tomioka pursued throughout his life, along with the view of Mount Hakkaisan, the sacred mountain from the lobby.
* We ask that you wear a mask, take your temperature at the entrance, and disinfect your hands.
* Bookings for NIPPON PASS are not required for children 5 years old or under.
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