In April 2007, BANDAI opened the “Omochanomachi BANDAI Museum” in Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. We operate the museum to display the toy collection and the Edison collection owned by BANDAI to the public and to provide opportunities for children to study, specialists to conduct research, and visitors to enjoy the museum for recreational purposes. In June 2020, the museum reopened after remodeling, which included the addition of a new exhibit section.
The museum is composed of sections based on four themes: Japanese Toys, Antique Toys from Around the World, Edison’s Inventions, and Hobby (Gunpla), and regularly displays a collection of 9,000 pieces (of which 7,000 pieces are BANDAI products) out of the approximately 35,000 pieces owned.
Since 1995, BANDAI has been conducting a series of surveys called the “BANDAI Children’s Questionnaire” as BANDAI’s unique way of understanding children of today.
Every time we set a new theme, we ask parents of children primarily between the ages of 0 to 12 years old to participate in the survey. The results of the survey are made public through mass media and our website.
Bandai Namco Holdings China has been implementing initiatives to protect Chinese intangible cultural assets since 2018. In FY2021.3, we implemented, jointly with Shanghai Library, events in which the media, general consumers and students of schools for children with special needs could experience restoration of old books and rubbing technology.