Background to Gallery Shoshinkan

Gallery Shoshinkan is located in Matsushiro Machi in Nagano Prefecture. It is a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property Ko Minka of the Matsushiro style particular to the Shinshu Region. Matsushiro Machi was the castle town to the Sanada Clan and there are approximately 15 old samurai residences and farmhouses that are registered for their historic significance. Gallery Shoshinkan is the only one of these building which is open to the public as a gallery.

I was born and raised in this Ko Minka. The idea to turn it into a gallery was to have those who visit discover the space and sensibilities of traditional farmhouse architecture and enjoy current day arts and crafts shows I curate in this natural and historical setting.

Kiyomi Yamagishi


November 12, 2017

Small Art Show vol.3 Opening Reception in NY

Small Art Show vol.2 Opening Reception in NY was held at Studio 34 on Oct.26th 2017.


By Bus
Take Kawanaka-jima Bus (bound to Matsuhiro via Kosen-jo) from Nagano Station (Zenko-ji guchi) to Matsuyama-cho-iriguchi(about 40 minutes ride).We are one minute from the bus stop.

Bus info

By Car
Seven (7) minutes from Joshin’ etsu Expressway Nagano Interchange.
(Parking is available)

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1220 Matsushiro Matsushiro-machi
Nagano-shi, Nagano 381-1231 Japan
Tel : 080-3461-1026

Gallery Shoshinkan is located in Matsushiro Machi in Nagano City and available for various art events.