Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art

This former elementary school is located in Hachi village which is surrounded by mountains. Seizo Tashima, a picture book artist, transformed this school after its closure into a small museum. He created a story to accompany his new museum called “The School Will Never Become Empty”, featuring the last three students attending this school called Yuki, Yuta, and Kenta. Seizo Tashima even imagined monsters living in the closed school. Visitors can experience the story for themselves as they explore the space of this walk-in picture book museum. We encourage you to come and meet the three last students as well as the monsters living in the school including Toperatoto, the laughter-eating monster, and Doradoraban, the destroyer of dreams! Outside there is also a goat pen.


Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art
AddressNiigataTokamachi2310-1 Sanada Kou
Access●By train + taxi: Echigoyuzawa sta., Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train ->Tokamachi sta., Hokuhoku line -> 20 min by taxi
●By car: From Shiozawa-Ishiuchi I.C. or Muikamachi I.C., Kan-etsu Exp. Way ->Tokamachi Bridge or Sugata Bridge across the Shinano River-> R49 -> R528
Parking Lot40 parking spaces
business hours10:00-17:00(Entrances open until 16:30)
10:00-16:00 in October and November (Entrances open until 15:30)
●Closed: Wednesdays and Thursdays (Open if the Wednesday and the Thursday is a national holiday, then closed on the following day)
●Schedule may change in May, August and September. ※Entirely closed during winter
Fee●Adult Entrance fee:¥800
●Children(7-15) Entrance fee:¥300
Notes+81-25-752-0066 Winter:+81-25-761-7767(Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Center)
ContactHachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art