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The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum

The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum

The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum opened in July of 2003 as a branch of the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art. The museum's mission is as follows: to collect contemporary art works, especially those dating from 1945 onwards; to actively introduce not only Western art but also Asian art, especially from neighboring countries and regions such as Korea, China, and the Russian Far East; and to support artists who live in or have a connection with Niigata prefecture.


Address 5-1, Bandaijima, Chuo-ku, Niigata, 950-0078, JAPAN
Accessibility A 25-minute walk or 8-minute taxi ride from Niigata station's Bandai exit. Bus services are also available (No.3 bus bound for the Sado-Kisen terminal).
Hours 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission ends 30 minutes before closing).
Closed Mondays (When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum will be closed on the following Tuesday.), New Year's holiday, and maintenance periods


Admission Fee 【Exhibition from the collection】

Adults: 310yen, College & High school students: 150yen, Junior High & Elementary School Student: admission free.

*Special exhibitions require an additional admission fee.

Inquiries TEL +81-25-290-6655; FAX +81-25-249-7577;



YOSHITOSHI, A Genius Ukiyo-e Master in a Turbulent Time

March 20- May 5, 2021

The ultimate experience to understand everything about the last Ukiyo-e master, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892). Everything from his prints of warriors (musha-e), actors (yakusha-e), and beautiful women (bijin-ga) to his prints of wars (senso-ga) and the grotesque (kaiki-e). 263 of the best works by Yoshitoshi are on display from the Nishii Collection, a world leader in both quality and quantity. Extraordinarily cool Ukiyo-e have come to Niigata!


Hunters on Land

July 3- September 5, 2021

This scientific exhibition focuses on the predators of the animal kingdoms, explaining their role and importance in their ecosystems. Follow the origin and evolution of a variety of hunters from ancient times to the present day from large crocodile and feline mammals, and birds of prey such as owls and hawks, to dragonflies, bees, and other precious specimens from the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo.


FUKUTOMI TARO Collection: The Passion of Cabaret Magnate

September 18- November 7, 2021

Fukutomi Taro (1931-2018), known as the "Cabaret Magnate", was a successful business owner in Showa-era Japan, and the works of art he collected over the years are known today as the "FUKUTOMI TARO Collection." This exhibition features the Fukutomi’s beloved works and his aesthetics as a collector, with works such as Kaburaki Kiyokata’s bijinga(paintings of beautiful women) that would become the impetus for the collection and early western-style paintings, while also highlighting some of the excellent personalities in the collection as well.



January 20- April 10, 2022

Sanrio celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020. The history of Sanrio is itself the history of “Kawaii” culture, which has drawn fans from all over the world. The exhibition has original drawings and valuable materials. In this great exhibition, you’ll be able to see how Sanrio created the concept of "Kawaii", how it developed, and where it could head in the future.