Isobe Yukihisa Memorial: Echigo-Tsumari Kiyotsu SoKo Museum of Art,[SoKo]

Isobe Yukihisa Memorial Echigo Tsumari Kiyotsu Soko Museum of Art (SoKo) was launched in 2015 in a renovated space that was a former gymnasium in the closed Kiyotsukyo Elementary School. It is based upon an alternative concept of a museum as being a place for "presenting and storing artworks". As one of the gateways to the Echigo-Tsumari region as well as a location for presenting large-scale contemporary artworks and sculptures, the museum received many visitors during the 6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015. We have been working on the renovation of the school building in order to expand the space for pursuing this objective. This 'warehouse museum', with its agenda of promoting the exchange of artworks between 'the city' and 'the region,' offers a positive solution through a matching of two difficult but complementary issues: the first being that of many artists who present their artworks in the big cities face when seeking storage spaces for their work; and the second being the pressing problem of the increasing numbers abandoned houses and closed schools in the region.


Isobe Yukihisa Memorial: Echigo-Tsumari Kiyotsu SoKo Museum of Art,[SoKo]
AddressNiigataTokamachi1528-2 Kakuma
Access●By car: 30 min from Shiozawa-Ishiuchi I.C., Kan-etsu Exp. Way via R353
●By bus: 25 min on Express bus from Echigoyuzawa sta. + 5 min walk from Kiyotsu Gorge bus stop
Parking LotParking available
business hours10:00-17:00(Entrances open until 16:30)
Closed: Wednesdays(Open if the Wednesday is a national holiday, then closed on the following day)
Fee●Adult Entrance fee:¥800
●Children(7-15) Entrance fee:¥400
(Subject to change during special exhibitions)
※ During the Art Triennale or any of its seasonal programs please use the special Passport or individual ticket to enter.
Notes*No fixed schedule.
ContactEchigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Center