Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

Joyama Club Vol.18: Autumn walk with Kinichi Matsuyama

Fram Kitagawa, the head of Joyama Club invites you to join a walk in Satoyama with local master, Kinichi Matsuyama

posted September 16, 2017

The Joyama Club was launched in 2015 for anyone to join a walk in Joyama (a small hill) behind Matsudai Nohbutai to discover and have closer look of plants, flowers, insects and all the living creatures under the guidance of the local master, Kinichi Matsuyama. It aims to remember and remind ourselves of how Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale began - to admire and appreciate the nature. The walk will begin from 9:15 in the morning for approximately two hours.

The Joyama Club
Fram Kitagawa

  • Date & Time: 9:15 -11:00 on Sunday 29 October 2017
    ※ We will let you know if we cancel the walk due to rain by making the final decision at 6:30am on the day.
    We will go for a walk if it is only drizzling.
  • Where to meet: Piloti space at Matsudai Nohbutai
  • Programme fee: Adult JPY500 / Free for children age under 15
  • What to bring: A pair of wellington, a raincoat, comfortable clothes
    ※ Footpath will be muddy and if you don't have a pair of wellington or water-proof gear such as raincoat, please notify staff members when booking. We can arrange yours - make sure you tell us your shoe size.
  • Minimum number required: 2
  • Booking: Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Centre
    TEL 025-761-7767
    * Please make booking by Friday 27 October 2017

Annual schedule
Sun 30 Apr: Spring nature observation (finished)
Sat 20 May: Let's taste sansai (finished)
Sat 17 Jun: Ecology of vines (finished)
Sat 22 Jul: Walk and about the beach tree forest / birdwatching
Sun 20 Aug: Nature game
Sat 23 Sep: Autumn insects and creatures living in water puddle
Sun 27 Oct: Transplanting golden-rayed lily
Nov (tbc): Work in Katakuri forest
※ Joyama Club will be taking place featuring snow during the winter. The programme is subject to change due to the weather or other circumstances.
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Event Information


Sunday, October 29 2017
9:15 - 11:00


Around Joyama (close to Matsudai Nohbutai)
(3743−1 Matsudai, Tokamachi-city, Niigata)


Adult JPY500
Free for children age under 15


Register by Friday 27 October 2017

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