Company Gallery Sō Co.,Ltd.
President Junko Yamamoto
Adress Yasaka Kawaramachi Building 1F,
Kawaramachi-Oike Agaru,
Kyoto 604-0924,
PHONE / +81 75 251 0522
FAX / +81 75 251 0759
E-Mail /
Founded July 1987(established in 1985)
Capital 32,000,000 JPY
Banks Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Kyoto Branch
Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank, Oike Branch
Employees 4
Business Sales of artworks in or out of Japan
Art planning for spaces in houses or other buildings
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
Shiga Prefectural Ceramic Museum
Jissen Women’s Educational Institute
Shimane Art Museum
The Sumida Hokusai Museum
Chisoku Art Museum
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo Fuji 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
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 8,000,000JPY)
October in 1989
Increased the capital to 32,000,000JPY.
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.
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 Sō Junko Yamamoto