Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2017 Autumn

7 days including Sat 28, Sun 29 Oct, Fri 3, Sat 4, Sun 5, Sat 11, and Sun 12 Nov 2017

posted September 14, 2017
We are gearing up for ETAT2018 this autumn. Sneak-peek new artworks at three different venues or enjoy performance or join workshop at closed school projects. Make sure you will try freshly harvested rice during your visit.

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(1)Sneak-peek new artworks for ETAT2018 vol3

Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum: "World of Yukihisa Isobe: sign, environment"

Check out a new space in the school building adjacent to the current museum will be tranformed into a part of the new museum next spring.

New open - Echigo-Tsumari Cultural Hall and Central Community Centre: Danjuro

Special presentation of a drop curtain and outdoor sculptures designed by José de Guimarães who designed sign posts across Echigo-Tsumari. Check out also lighting work by Kyota Takahashi in the evening who has been presenting his art of light at Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks in recent years.
José de Guimarães
"SNOW OF SPRING" (a drop curtain in the hall)

Sat 4 - Fri 10 Nov 2017
"THE BIRTH OF THE SPRING" (outdoor sculpture)
"Hikariori" by Kyota Takahashi
18:00-21:00 on Fri 3, Sat 4, Sun 5, Sat 11 and Sun 12 Nov 2017

"Doctor's House" by Lee Bul - renewal open

"Doctor's House" which was first opened as a new artwork for ETAT2015 in the abandoned house filled with installation using mirros in Matsudai area re-opened with new look.
Lee Bul. Conceptual sketch for Doctor's House installation at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, 2017.
Courtesy: Studio Lee Bul.

(2)Special exhibitions

Postcard and T-shirts featuring photos taken by Naoki Ishikawa on sale

Pictures taken by Naoki Ishikawa who was the official photographer for ETAT2012 have become available for purchase. To celebrate, the exhibition features uncovered photos.
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE
Sat 7 Oct - Sun 10 Dec 2017

"Drawing Matsudai" by Shintaro Miyake

Shintaro Miyake fills the blackboard classroom with his drawings by chalk. Don't miss out open studio.
Matsudao Nohbutai
Sat 28 Oct - Sun 26 Nov 2017
©Shintaro Miyake 2013‐2014

“Moshi-moshi mamushi, what are you doing?”

Arther Binard, a poet with a heart of young boy and Seizo Tashima ponder on the feeling much-hated mamushi.
Museum of Picture Book Art
Sat 28 Oct - Tue 28 Nov 2017

"World of Yukihisa Isobe: From sign to environment"

The new addition to the current museum will be a space for storing a series of artworks by Yukihisa Isobe. The exhibition presents some of these artworks in the new space.
Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum
Sat 28, Sun 29 Oct, Fri 3, Sat 4, Sun 5, Sat 11, and Sun 12 Nov 2017

"Tadashi Kawamata - Crossroads"

The exhibition proudly presents unrevealed artworks of Tadashi Kawamata who has introduced installation using waste objects and worked on various art projects both within and outside Japan.
Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum
Sat 28, Sun 29 Oct, Fri 3, Sat 4, Sun 5, Sat 11, and Sun 12 Nov 2017

China House Project: Autumn

Sat 28, Sun 29 Oct, Fri 3, Sat 4, Sun 5, Sat 11, and Sun 12 Nov 2017

"Bijinbayashi Monogatari - Secret of beautiful beech forest in Satoyama"

Bijinbayashi is name given to a stunningly beautiful beech tree forest in Satoyama. The exhibition explores the reasons why they are so beautiful by referring to stories between beech tree and humans.
Sat 7 Oct 2017 - Sun 1 Jul 2018

"Transforming sculptures"

Materials, approach and concept of "sculpture" is changing drastically in recent years. The exhibition features ten artists who respond to the theme of "transforming sculpture".
Gallery Yuyama
Sat, Sun and national holidays from Sat 16 Sep to Sun 12 Nov 2017


Ondekoza with Kyotsukyo Tarubayashi Hozonkai performance

To celebrate the opening of "World of Yukihisa Isobe: From sign to environment", Ondekoza who has a long engagement with the artist presents powerful performance in collaboration with a local group.
Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum
Door opens at 14:00 / performance begins at 14:30 on Sun 29 Oct 2017

Baby-Pee presents travelling play, "Kaze-Akogare"

The travelling play consist of history, SF puppet show and love story. The company travell across Japan and the Echigo-Tsumari is their final stop which is hard to miss!
Echigo-Tsumari Kamigo Clove Theatre
Door opens at 13:30,Open at 14:00

Strange Kinoko Dance Co presents "Kinoko's room - hummmmm"

The Strange Kinoko Co. gives a talk as they dance. Enjoy close-look of their performance. Matsudai Nohbutai
16:30 on Sat 4 Nov 2017 / 15:00 on Sun 5 Nov 2017

Join a short walk around the neighborhoo of Ubusuna House, enjoy onigiri (rice ball) at the observation deck as you look out terraced rice field and join mochi-tsuki with locals.
10:00-14:00 on Sat 28 Oct 2017

Autumn programme in NUNAGAWA Campus

Workshop by Junichi Kurakake and his team, football class by FC Echigo-Tsumari and planting of sakura-tree.
1. Nichigei workshop: join curving “Offerings from the earth”
10:00 - 16:00 Sun 29 Oct 2017
2. Sakura Project vol.2
11:00- 10:00 - 16:00 Sun 29 Oct 2017
3. Football workshop by FC Echigo-Tsumari
10:30 - 12:00 on Sat 28 Oct, Fri 3, Sun 12 Nov 2017

Joyama Club Vol 17

Walk with local expert and Fram Kitagawa in Joyama area (around Matsudai Nohbutai) to look closely at flowers, plants that grow in Satoyama and insects, animals and birds living in Satoyama.
9:15- Sun 29 Oct 2017

Talk-battle between Arther Binard and Seizo Tashima in Kotatsu: A courage to become mamushi

"Are you courageous to be disliked?" Try understanding the feeling of poisonous mamushi. Two artists who have been engaged with living things througnout their lives exchange views through the talk battle.
Museum of Picture Book Art
14:00-16:00 on Fri 3 Nov 2017

"Kaze no matasaburo" autumn version at Echigo-Tsumari Kamigo Clove Theatre

A theatrical restaurant featuring local women. Enjoy autumn flavours"
12:00-13:00 on Fri 3, Sat 4, Sun 5, Sat 11 and Sun 12 Nov 2017

Australia House: Autumn day

Workshop, game, exhibition of artworks as well as lunch box filled with autumn flavours. Enjoy also Urada-taiko performance.
9:30- Sun 5 Nov 2017

Night Museum at Walk-in Museum

In addition to light and sound effect, children dressed up as "osenakasan" will take you through the museum at night.
Museum of Picture Book Art
18:00-20:30 on Sat 11 Nov 2017

Explore Akiyamago, the home of matagi in autumn with KEEN

Try on trekking shoes by KEEN and explore home of Matagi, Akigamago. Enjoy special buffet lunch prepared by Katakuri House.
10:00-17:00 on Sun 12 Nov 2017


"Satoyama Buffet" at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo

Eat as much as you like freshly harvested rice and autumn vegetables cooked in Matsudai's traditional local recipe with modern twist.

"Eat bounty of Satoyama: Autumn plate" at Bar Echigo-Shinanogawa


Enjoy rice grown in the terraced rice field and other dishes using local ingridients. Don't miss original and unique sweet, too.

(5)Limited opening

Opening hours: 10:00-16:00

(6)Stay in artworks / old schools

Book your stay and make a unique memory! Australia House, Dream House, Shedding House, Ubusuna House, House of Light, Echigo-Tsumari Kamigo Clove Theatre, Sansho House, Katakuri House.

Austraia House

Echigo-Tsumari Kamigo Clove Theatre

Booking available throughout the year (except for during the winter)

Dream House, Shedding House, Ubusuna House

Click Sansho House

Katakuri House

(7)Guided tour

Enjoy autumn leaves in Kyotsukyo and explore stories of picture books

The tour takes you to see one of the most stunning autumn landscapes, artworks and Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo for buffet-style lunch full of autumn flavours.
Sun 29 Oct, Fri 3 and Sun 4 Nov 2017

(8)Recommended itineraries

Recommended itinerary for autumn 2017

Make the best use of the official app

Visualising the stories behind artworks on your smart-phone
ON THE TRIP×Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Official Colllaborative project
Introducing artworks with audio guide, photos, text and movies featuring stories behind artworks and artists ideas.
Click ≫here for details.

(9)Special ticket

Price Adult JPY2000 / Children age under 15 JPY500
Validity From Saturday 28 October to Sunday 12 November 2017
Sale period From mid September to Sunday 12 November 2017
Where to buy Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemoprary Art, KINARE, Matsudai Nohbutai, and Echigo-Tsumari On-line Shopほか
Photo:Anzaï,Gentaro Ishizuka, Kazue Kawase, Osamu Nakamura, H.Noguchi, Ayumi Yanagi
Events Calendar

Event Information


Saturday, October 28 2017
Sunday, October 29 2017
Friday, November 3 2017
Saturday, November 4 2017
Sunday, November 5 2017
Saturday, November 11 2017
Sunday, November 12 2017


Special ticket
Adult JPY2000
Children age under 15 JPY500

Events Calendar