Oshima has a multitude of folk tales and legends, it even gets a mention in the classic Japanese storybook, the "kojiki"(Recorded of Ancient Matters), whose ' Legend of tottori ' comes from Oshima's Tottori area. Based on the keyword "picture- books" , We have started on a project to promote the culture of the picture-books, aiming to make beautiful dreams for our people, the better that they should make our town beautiful. And with the opening of the "Oshima Museum of Picture Books " in Tottori in 1994,the project is starting to come to life. With the themes of "Feel","Make" and "Tell", We have great plans for many events in this center, Such as international exhibitions of original picture books, domestic hand-made picture book competitions, Work-shop and other events.

F e e l     Look,feel and appreciate

There are more than ten thousands picture books collected from wihtin of Japanese and foreign picture books at this museum. You will enjoy reading those various books at unique atmosphere.

We invite you to see original pictures of a picture book. The each exhibition continues for one to two month.

Cafe gallery
Please take a break here! Enjoy small exhibition and view from cafe.

M a k e   Look,make and experience

We provide our special book making kits and space for making your original hand-made picture book anytime. Come and visit with your imagination!

Computer Graphics Work-shop
Please enjoy making your original calendar, desk pad, and postcard here! It's easy and fun to play and draw a picture with a computer.
T e l l   From heart to heart,and to the world

Perfotmance Hall
Performance activities and exhibitions are held in this open space.

There are many activities are going on here! Please check our monthly schedule. Picture book movie is scheduled;
1. 10:30-11:00,
2. 12:00-12:30
3. 13:30-14:00
4. 15:00-15:30
5. 16:30-17:00 (Saturday and Sunday only)
200 seats are available.

Open Hours

Entrance Fee
Adults  \510
Senior and junior high school student \310
Elementary school pupils  \100
Group discount 20% off for 20 persons or more

Dates Closed
Mondays(If a national holiday falls on Monday, following day is closed)
One day, the end of month except Saturday, Sunday and national holiday
year-end and New Year holidays (from December 28 to January 4)

From Ainokaze Toyama Line  Takaoka Station
Travel time is approximately 20 minutes by Taxi.
From JR Toyama Station
Travel time is approximately 30 minutes by Taxi.
From Toyama Airport
Travel time is approximately 40 minutes by Taxi.

Area/the total floor area 2,475.75・
Construction/ferroconcrete,partly steel-frame structure
Garden/pictre book Fureai park 7,877.96・
Designed by /Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier

The Oshimamachi Foundation for
Picture Book Culture Promotion

50 tottori Imizu-Shi Toyama 939-0283 JAPAN
phone 81-766-52-6780 fax 81-766-52-6777