Take a wrapping bus designed by Seizo Tashima to the Museum of Picture Book Art!


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The Tokamachi-Takashima-Hachi route will be discontinued at the end of March 2024, and a new city bus, the Yoshida route (to the Museum of Picture Book Art) will begin service in April.

This wrapped bus is designed with illustrations from the picture book “Hatakeuta” (published by Fukuinkan Shoten) by Seizo Tashima, the artist of the Museum of Picture Book Art. We hope you will take this wrapped bus to the museum after the winter closure ends in late April.

Wrapping bus designed by Seizo Tashima

Detailed information
(1) (Destination) Cross Ten Tokamachi →Museum of Picture Book Art Click here for details.
(2) (Return) Museum of Picture Book Art → Cross Ten Tokamachi Click here for details.

Operating days
Monday through Friday (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, August 13-16, and December 29-January 3)

Number of services
10 one-way trips per day / 5 round trips

200 yen per ride (100 yen for persons with disabilities, free for junior high school students and younger)
Free of charge during the trial period from April to June 2024.

Commuter passes and commuter passes
(1) Commuter ticket (200 yen x 11 tickets) = 2,000 yen
Commuter passes (11 x 100-yen tickets) = 1,000 yen
Commuter passes (available only for high school students) = 5,000 yen per month
Tickets can be purchased at the Planning Policy Section, Planning Policy Division (coupon tickets can also be purchased on the bus).
(Tickets can also be purchased onboard the bus.

Location of Stops

■Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art

address: Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art
2310-1 Sanada Kou, Tokamachi-city, Niigata


Tashima Seizo
Born in 1940 in Osaka. Experience of living in the abundant nature in Kochi during his boyhood is still the source of creation for TASHIMA. Tashima has created picture books and magnificent artworks using natural materials in his creative activity for half-a-century. Awards received include the Golden Apples Award in the 2nd Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) for his picture book “Strongman Taro (Chikarataro)” in 1969, Kodansha Publishing Cultural Award, Shogakukan Painting Award, Ehon Nippon Award, and Iwaya Sazanami Bungei Award. Tashima opened Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art in ETAT2009, Blue Sky Aquarium in Oshima, Kagawa in Setouchi Triennale 2013 followed by the production of “Forest Path” and “Life of N: 70 years on Oshima – A room with a wooden pot”. In 2020, Tashima was shortlisted for The Hans Christian Andersen Awards. In 2021, his picture book “I Gotcha” won the Sankei Juvenile Literature Publishing Culture Award/Art Prize and the 56th ENEOS Children’s Culture Award.

Photo by AKIMOTO Shigeru

For inquiry

Echigo Tsumari Art Field Information Center
Address Museum on Echigo-Tsumari, MonET 6-1, 71-2, Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture, 948-0003
E-mail info@tsumari-artfield.com
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