Support (TAPS)

Towada Art Center Partners


Special Tour to KENPOKU ART 2016 (TAPS Members-Only Event)

We will visit KENPOKU ART 2016 in Ibaraki Prefecture, as well as Mashiko pottery sites and kominka cafes, for a perfect blend of the modern and the traditional. Towada Art Center director Kazuko Koike will also join for part of the tour, and KENPOKU ART staff will provide special descriptions of the works on display.

Event Details

Registration has closed for this tour.

What is TAPS?

TAPS (Towada Art Center Partners) is a membership program for those who want to help the Towada Art Center continue to share the joys of modern art.

The program aims to foster art understanding beyond mere appreciation, deepen exchange between art connoisseurs, and help strengthen the world of art from right here in Towada.

As a member, you’ll receive a Free Passport (membership card), which lets you visit the museum whenever you’d like, as well as invitations to members-only events, special programs, and more.


Members are presented with many special opportunities to meet and connect with each other.

Members are invited to all exhibition opening receptions, where they are able to experience a special atmosphere alongside other members and connect with the Towada art community.

Members-only tours provide another chance for members to connect with each other through both art and travel.

Members are also able to bring one guest with them to enjoy the museum together.

TAPS Member Benefits (Japanese PDF)


TAPS is not just about what benefits you can receive as a member. Members also help to communicate the value of art to the next generation.

A portion of membership fees are used to charter buses that bring local children to the museum to experience art and participate in workshops.

By becoming a member, you directly help the museum give back to the community.

TAPS-Supported CSR Activities (Japanese PDF)


As a member, you will be able to deepen your knowledge and understand of art through special members-only gallery tours led by artists and museum curators.

These rare opportunities allow members to hear the stories behind the art, as well as the time to develop an eye for deeper art appreciation.

TAPS Members-Only Events (Japanese PDF)

Membership Levels & Benefits

※Membership cards can only be used by the membership holder.
※Please present your personal or student ID (business card for corporate members) at reception or the cafe.
TAPS Terms PDF (Japanese)

Corporate Membership

Corporate members will gain access to benefits and events that cultivate a deeper understand of art while helping communicate the value of art to the next generation.

Corporate members also play a large role in supporting the many projects that utilize the Towada Art Center. These include social and educational programs, as well as the development and advancement of local art and culture.

TAPS-Supported Educational Programs (Japanese PDF)

TAPS Corportate Members (as of January 2017)

S Members

Ikigai Towada (social welfare corporation)
Kamikita Kensetsu Co., Ltd.
Kamikita Nosan Kako Nogyo Cooperative
TOWADA GAS Corporation
Towada Taxi
Yodensya Co., Ltd.

A Members

Aoi Mori Shinkin Bank, Towada Branch
Okamoto Orthopedic Surgery Clinic
Okuyama Photo Co. Ltd.
Takaoka Kazuto Tax Accountants
Shimokubo Nenryo
Hashiba Fudosan
Heiwa Jitsugyo
Marui Juki Kensetsu
Nogakko hibiki
Nonohana Yakeyamaso
Towada Fujiya Hotel
Towada Joba Kurabu
Toyo Juki Kogyo
Yagura Akinobu Zeirishi Jimusho

Support from

Kowa Timusu
Towada Biru Sabisu
Narita Setsubi

Individual Members


Become a Member

To become a member you must (1) submit an application and (2) pay the initial membership fee.

1. Completed TAPS member applications can be emailed, faxed, mailed, or delivered in person to the address below.
TAPS Membership Application (Japanese PDF)


Towada Art Center TAPS Office
10-9 Nishi-Nibancho, Towada-shi, Aomori, 034-0082 Japan

Tel: +81 (0) 176-20-1127
Fax: +81 (0) 176-20-1138

2. Membership fees can be paid in person at the museum or sent via bank transfer.

Bank Transfer Information

Aoi Mori Shinkin Bank
Towada Branch (028)
Ordinary Bank Account
Account Number: 0000998
Account Name: Towada Art Center Partners

*When mailing your application, please include an 82 yen return stamp.
*Your membership card will be mailed upon confirmation of your application and payment. Please allow some time for it to arrive.

Contact Information

Towada Art Center TAPS Office
10-9 Nishi-Nibancho, Towada-shi, Aomori, 034-0082 Japan

Tel: +81 (0) 176-20-1127
Fax: +81 (0) 176-20-1138


Genbi Supporter

Towada Art Center volunteers, called Genbi Supporters, are another way you can help support the museum. Tasks are diverse, and volunteers serve as guides and guards, help with clean up, and even help with packing and mailing jobs. Volunteers also play a key role working together with museum staff for large exhibition-related events.

Learn more on the Genbi Supporter Website. (Japanese)