Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice
1992 - 1994
Site Area: 12,988 sqmBuilding Area: 613 sqmTotal Floor Area: 760 sqm
Ukichiro Nakaya is the first person to succeed at creating snow crystal by artificial means. A physist with a world reputation as an expert on snow. Nakaya was also a great promoter of the sciences, an essayist and a painter. This building was conceived as a memorial to the scientist. The museum collect, preserve and display materials related tohis work and art, in order to posterity his wide-rangeing accomplishmens in science and his rich personality. At the same time, it is intended as a center for the gathering and transmission of information concerning snow.