Management policy

Good encounters with people enrich our lives. There are many good encounters in the world of beauty that will enhance our spirit.
Examining a painting means listening to the surprise, joy, or natural and cosmic feeling of a human being as the painter behind it. In that dialogue, you will at times be touched by the dignity of nature that is about to be encouraged or forgotten.

The activities of people called “arts”, in which life is born from the cracks of life and art is born from life and life, have existed with the history of humankind.
We would like to manage the gallery in the hope that we will be able to play a part in connecting art and art to the present age and the next generation.

Gallery So Inc. Junko Yamamoto

Company Name Gallery So Co.,Ltd.
President Junko Yamamoto
Office Yasaka Kawaramachi Building 1F, Kawaramachi-Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto 604-0924 Japan
PHONE / +81 75 251 0522
FAX / +81 75 251 0759
E-Mail /info@gallery-so.co.jp
Founded 1985
Incorporated 32,000,000 yen
Banks Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Kyoto Branch
Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank
Oike Branch
Employees 4
Business Sales of artworks
Art planning for houses and buildings
Publishing
History July in 1985
Started at Karasuma Ayanokoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto.
July in 1986
Opened at Kyoto Hotel, Oike Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku.
July in 1987
Turned to a public limited company. (Capital Stock 8,000,000yen)
October in 1989
Increased the capital to 32,000,000yen.
December in 1990
Moved to Oike Kano Building 1F&2F, Oike Fuya-cho, for the renewal construction of Kyoto Hotel.
September in 1996
Moved to the present address.

Clients and Museums

  • Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Akashi City Museum of Culture
  • Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Oita Art Museum
  • Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
  • Osaka Castle
  • Otani University Museum
  • Otsu City Museum of History
  • Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Kanazawa College of Art
  • Kagoshima City Museum of Art
  • Kyushu National Museum
  • Kyoto City University of Art
  • Kurashiki City Art Museum
  • Kobe City Museum
  • National Institute of Japanese Literature
  • National Museum of Japanese History
  • The Museum of Zen Culture and History (Komazawa University)
  • The Museum of Modern Art Shiga
  • The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park
  • Jissen Women’s Educational Institute
  • Shimane Art Museum
  • The Sumida Hokusai Museum
  • Chisoku Art Museum
  • Tokyo National Museum
  • Tokyo Huji Art Museum
  • Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
  • Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
  • Museum of History (Hanazono University)
  • Fukuyama Museum of Art
  • Mito City Museum
  • Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum
  • Wakayama Prefectural Museum
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Yale University Art Gallery
  • The University of Kansas
  • British Museum
  • University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Management policy

photo by Hiroyoshi Ando

Good encounters with people enrich our lives. There are many good encounters in the world of beauty that will enhance our spirit.
Examining a painting means listening to the surprise, joy, or natural and cosmic feeling of a human being as the painter behind it. In that dialogue, you will at times be touched by the dignity of nature that is about to be encouraged or forgotten.

The activities of people called “arts”, in which life is born from the cracks of life and art is born from life and life, have existed with the history of humankind.
We would like to manage the gallery in the hope that we will be able to play a part in connecting art and art to the present age and the next generation.

Gallery So Inc. Junko Yamamoto