Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Project

Japanese Red Cross Society Collection Exhibition From Seiji Togo and Ryuzaburo Umehara to Pablo Picasso

Joining Hands Toward Reconstruction

The Japanese Red Cross Society was founded during the Seinan War in 1877 to offer aid to the wounded, regardless of whether they were allies or enemies. Over the subsequent period of over 130 years, the principle has expanded worldwide, providing a range of humanitarian assistance activities at home and abroad. It is not well-known however, that the Japanese Red Cross Society possesses an art collection of more than 100 items. The collection is made up of paintings representing the vision of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement and its pre-World War II activities, as well as paintings, sculptures and craftwork donated by famous artists on the 100th anniversary of the Society’s establishment. Since the catalyst for these donations was Seiji Togo, the museum will exhibit a collection of his donated works, and introduce the beginnings of the Japanese Red Cross Society and its activities through precious recorded images. Visitor admission fees will be forwarded to the Japanese Red Cross Society for distribution of the full amount of the donation to the survivors of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake in the form of cash grants through municipal governments. Our hope is that you will savor these treasured masterpieces and give your support for the reconstruction.

Exhibition Details

From January 7th (Sat.) to February 19 th (Sun.), 2012
(closed Mondays,except.Jan.9th)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Adults: 500yen (400yen)
University & High School Students: 300 yen (200yen)
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc
Cooperation with
Japanese Red Cross Society


2011111401[1] Koiso Ryohei
2011111402[1] Kaii Higashiyama
《Morning mist clearing》1979
2011111403[1] Tendo Yuki
《Full bloom (Gassan)》
2011111404[1] Seiji Togo
2011111405[1] T.Uchino
《Hakuaisha(Philanthropic Society)’s
first-aid station》