Sompo Japan Museum of Art

Sompo Japan Museum of Art information

Tokyo , Japan
Street 1-26-1 Nishi-Shinjuku
Extras 42nd fl
+81 3 5777 8600
Getting there
underground rail JR Shinjuku (west exit)
More information
adult/student ¥500/300
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

The private museum of the Sompo Japan insurance company concentrates heavily on the lithography, sculpture and painting of Tōgō Seiji (1897–1980), whose subjects, most often women, resemble luminescent anime figures set against backdrops that hover between cubist and art deco. Tōgō was closely associated with the Sompo Japan’s forerunner, Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Company, and donated many of his works to the museum. The museum also caused a stir in the 1980s bubble, when it purchased Van Gogh’s Sunflowers for ¥5 billion; there are also a limited number of works by Gauguin, Cézanne and Van Gogh. The museum’s 42nd floor location has excellent views.