Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2018 Winter "SNOWART"

Event Information


February 24 2018 , March 11 2018


Echigo-Tsumari Region
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE, NUNAGAWA Campus, Atema Kogen Resort, Belnatio and more


Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2018 Winter special ticket: Adult JPY2000 / Children age between 7 and 15 JPY1000

Saturday 24 February - Sunday 11 March 2018

"SNOWART" reveals the charm of the snow country thorugh the power of art. For this winter we will bring you the 5th Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks as well as present artworks selected through open call for the first time for winter. There will be guided tours to experience omotenashi by locals in villages and enjoy tasting local delicacies. Visit us and check out the journey through landscape with three-meter thick of snow blanket.


(1)Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks / Gift for Frozen Village 2018

Participating artists: Kyota Takahashi, Takashi Nishibori with Wit Pimkanchanapong, DJ SEIYA
Saturday 3 March 2018
Atema Kogen Resort Belnatio
Click ≫here for details.

(2)Open campus in winter: art and food at NUNAGAWA Campus

Check out the first exhibitions of SNOWART at NUNAGAWA Campus or enjoy sliding snow on snow board. Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo will open pop-up restaurat serving special winter menu.
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February, Saturday 3, Sunday 4, Saturday 10, and Sunday 11 March 2018

"Ii kao ni nattare!" by Yoshinori Fujii

"Field of snow vision 2018" by Tadashi Maeyama

"Glasses Project" by Michio Horikawa

Nichigei workshop: join curving “Offerings from the earth”

Sunday 25 February, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018
Artist: Junichi Kurakake + Nihon University of Art Sculpture course

(3)Special programme only for participants in the guided tours

Kitsune Tanada Project 2018 by Ishimatsu lab at Nagoya Institute of Technology
"Self Muko-nage"

There is a Koshogatsu ritual in Echigo-Tsumari to throw a newly wed man from the top of the cliff. This gigantic slipply slide will help you feel a bit of what those who were thrown from the hill would experience. Open only for the ※guided tour participaints.

(4)Special exhibitions including Snowy Wonderland at KINARE

Snowy Wonderland

Enjoy and warm yourself up with artworks featuring snow and winter. Slide snowy hill on a simple board, try driving "kotatsu car", be amazed by the brightly red sheet over the white snow field and join in digital yukigassen on the projection mapping.
Participating artists / groups: Takashi Nishibori with Wit Pimkanchanapong, Takashi Fukasawa, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, team asoview! ×OKAHON, Junichi Kurakake
Saturday 20 January to Sunday 11 March 2018
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

Special exhibition at Matsudai History Museum featuring artworks by Nozomi Tanaka

This special exhibition re-present well-received artwork from ETAT2015 by Nozomi Tanaka. There will be story telling and origami workshop around the irori during the exhibition.
Matsudai History Museum
Saturday 27 January - Sunday 11 March 2018

Bijinbayashi Monogatari - Secret of beautiful beech forest in Satoyama

Uncovering the secret of the beauty of beech tree forest in satoyama landscape from the stories of beech tree and human.
Till Sunday 1 July 2018


Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo at NUNAGAWA Campus

Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo opens at NUNAGAWA campus during winter and welcomes visitors with winter-special menu cheese fondue buffet.
Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays from Saturday 23 December 2017 to Sunday 1 April 2018. Closed on 30, 31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.

Bar Echigo-Shinanogawa

Special dish featuring winter delicacies and yukimigozen (booking only) as well as take-away menu will be available.
Click ≫here to book a party or yukimigozen.
Click ≫here for the details of take-away menu.

(6)Stay in art / closed school

Sansho House and House of Light will be open to receive you during the hight of winter.

Sansho House

Stay in the old wooden school building transformed into an accommodation and enjoy winter delicacies cooked by local women. Those who stay in Sansho House will be able to see a special evening programme featuring "Lost Winter" by Leandro Erlich.

"House of Light" by James Turrell

"House of Light" is open to the public during the day. Those who stay overnight will be able to enjoy light programme in an amazing winter landscape.

(7)Guided tours: Enjoy SNOWART and winter delicacies

Guided tours will take you to see artworks under SNOWART that you can only see here as well as give you an opportunity to experience life in a snow country.

[Stay overnight]Departure 24 February "Experience Sky Lantern"

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February 2018. Click ≫here for details.

[Stay overnight]Departure 3 March “Snow Fireworks, SNOWART, and Yukimigozen”

Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 March 2018. Click ≫here for details.

[Day trip]on 3 March “Snow Fireworks, SNOWART, and Yukimigozen”

Saturday 3 March 2018. Click ≫here for details.

(8)Recommended itineraries

2018 Winter Recommended Itineraries4>

Download "official guide app of ETAT"!

"See" stories of artworks on your smart phone.
ON THE TRIP×Echigo-Tsumari Aart Tiennale
The app will take you through arrtworks with GIP and tell you their hidden stories and artist intentions.
Click ≫here for details.

(9)Special Ticket

Price Adult JPY2000 / Children age between 7 and 15 JPY1000
Validity Saturday 24 February - Sunday 11 March 2018
Sale period From mid January - Sunday 11 March 2018
Where to buy Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Contemporary Museum of Art, KINARE, Echigo-Tsumari On-line Shopa and more.
Photo:Gentaro Ishizuka, Osamu Nakamura, Ayumi Yanagi, Mito Murakami/Reiko Kawaguchi
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