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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;



Osamu Harada: Finding "KAWAII"

January 28- May 7, 2023

This is the first large-scale retrospective exhibit of the illustrator Harada Osamu (1946-2016) since he passed away. He is well-known as the creator of OSAMU GOODS, which were extremely popular with teenage girls from the 70s until the 90s. Even now, his simple lines and bright colored characters are loved by many people. This exhibit will display his diverse artworks, from his childhood pieces to when he first began working, as well as his advertisements, publications, and goods.


Stories Drawn in Thread: Embroidery, Illustration, and Fashion

May 20-July 17, 2023

Stitch by stitch, threaded by hand—the art of embroidery. In this exhibition, we will introduce around 230 colorful pieces of embroidery, such as traditional clothing from Central and Eastern Europe, Inuit wall hangings, illustration of contemporary picture books and embroidery from French haute couture.


It might be Shinsuke Yoshitake’s exhibition

July 29- September 24, 2023

Shinsuke Yoshitake (1973- ) has been attracting a wide range of generations since he published his first picture book “It Might Be an Apple (2013)”. In this exhibition, we will explore the source of the artist's ideas by displaying over 400 items, including small sketches, original drawings for picture books, and his favorite collection of pieces.


Iittala - Stars of Finnish Glass

October 7- December 10, 2023

This exhibition celebrates the 140th anniversary of the founding of Finland’s representative lifestyle brand, Iittala. Focusing on mid-20th century classic design and modern design glassworks, we will introduce the world of Iittala through around 450 pieces, including ceramics, porcelain, videos and installations.


JUNKO KOSHINO “From the Origin to the Present”

February 22- May 26,2024

The largest exhibit of the world-famous fashion designer, JUNKO KOSHINO. From the designs she made as a high school student, to the creation of her world-view expressing design concept “TAIKYOKU” (extreme contrast), as well as her collaborations with the Rinpa and Noh, this exhibition will introduce the whole picture of JUNKO KOSHINO’s past and present works.