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For School-Related Parties

  • Admission is free for preschoolers, elementary, middle, and high school students.
    Please make use of our facilities for field trips and extracurricular activities.
  • There are areas where you can eat and drink food and beverages that you bring with you.
  • If the weather is inclement, you can use the dining facilities in the Ancient Building located on the grounds of the Satoyama Visitor Center.
    For more information about the Ancient Building, please visit the following website or call TEL:0250-22-6911.
  • We regret to inform you that teachers, including those doing preliminary visits, will be charged the standard admission fee.

Collaboration with Schools and Educational Institutions

We are a public interest incorporated foundation that exhibits both the Meiji-era buildings that were once the residence of the Nakano family, as well as a vast and magnificent garden. We also display art collections gathered by the Nakano family, who were known as some of Japan's most prominent art collectors at the time.
We also preserve and exhibit valuable oil-related materials from the Edo period to modern times, tracing the footsteps of the oil business passionately pursued by the Nakano family. This makes us unique in Japan.
Educational utilization of our museum could include subjects such as geography, history, and comprehensive studies. For example, topics like "Modern society cannot function without oil," "What? This is also made from oil?", "How is oil extracted from deep underground or beneath the sea?", "The rise of Japan's modern oil industry and the Niigata oil fields," "The glory and struggles of the Nakano family's modern oil business," "Nakano Kanichi's international recognition as an entrepreneur in the early days of capitalism," "The hobbies and aesthetic consciousness of entrepreneurs in the early days of capitalism," and "The Nakano family as patrons of the arts," can be considered for curriculum.
Not only were the Nakano family successful entrepreneurs, but they were also philanthropists who invested their wealth in numerous charitable activities and made large donations for education and human resource development. They also had a deep understanding of cultural activities and supported various fields, making them pioneers of today's patrons of the arts. If you walk around our residence and garden, you will surely feel the powerful spirit of a Meiji-era entrepreneur who overcame many difficulties with hard work and perseverance. We believe that there is significance in our existence, different from a typical art museum, especially for the young people who will carry Japan's future, to feel such indomitable souls.