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Stimulating Sensitivity without Leaving Anyone Behind

Stimulating Sensitivity without Leaving Anyone Behind

The POLA ORBIS Group hopes to provide opportunities for everyone to experience art. By creating opportunities to experience art, we stimulate sensitivity and gain new ideas, enabling many people to live more enriched and fulfilling lives.

Art Workshop Targets and Results

Liberal art workshop participants
2029 target 2020 results
(2018– cumulative total)
550,000 3,852

Initiatives to Stimulate Sensitivity

POLA ORBIS Group Art Workshops

As a concrete initiative to raise sensitivity and aesthetic awareness, we are engaged in human resources training and development efforts that incorporate art. What people feel from art is different for each individual, so there is no right or wrong answer. The Art Workshop is a program that encourages each person to be aware of their own ways of seeing and feeling, and to be aware of differences with others, based on the theme of "knowing and feeling." The aim is to develop competency in aesthetic awareness. In training, students appreciate paintings, examine their values by drawing their own pictures, and engage in group work to discuss them. We begin by communicating what we feel to others through language, then listen to other people's thoughts and discuss them, so that we can share different views and ways of feeling. In this way, we provide opportunities for employees to become mutually aware of each other's individuality, which may be difficult to notice in the workplace.

Gallery provides many people a place where high-quality art revitalizes their spirits

「Christmas Smile」展ポスター

The POLA Museum Annex features a wide variety of displays, including the POLA collection and other contemporary art. With these displays, which are free of charge, we aim to convey the POLA ORBIS Group’s unique value to stakeholders in Japan and overseas.
In November and December 2020, the gallery held its first charity auction,Christmas Smile. All 20 artists (listed below) involved with the gallery were asked to produce one item on the theme of Christmas. Gallery guests bid for these items online in a silent auction*, with all proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross Society. The event was warmly received, generating a donation total of ¥9,145,000, to be used to help address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Going forward, the gallery will continue to engage guests with these kinds of activities, which bring smiles to their faces and revitalize their spirits. Gallery provides many people a place where high-quality art revitalizes their spirits


*A type of auction whereby people place bids without revealing the amounts, and the highest bid at the end of the auction receives the ite

Participating artists

Mika Aoki, Naho Iino, Masayo Imai, Jun Imajo, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, Yuka Kashihara, Toshimasa Kikuchi, Noritaka Tatehana, Keisuke Tanaka, Tabaimo, Miyuki Tsugami, Hiromine Nakamura, Tetsuya Noguchi, Yuko Higuchi, Risa Fukui, Sebastian Masuda, Rina Mizuno, Mai Miyake, Ryu Itadani, Osamu Watanabe (Japanese syllabary order by surname, titles omitted)

ESG Information
Corporate Report2020