Snow Country

allows visitors to experience life in a countryside that receives several meters of snow each year. The artifacts and photographs in this exhibit illustrate how the people of Niigata have coped with the snow through the years.


Diorama of a typical town in Niigata at winter-time during the 1950s.  Come and see the traditional material culture of Japan's "Snow Country".


Explore the gallery to see what life was like and how it changed in the 20th century in Japan's "Snow Country".