Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

“Snowy Wonderland” at Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE  

posted November 14, 2018
A paradise made of imagination and reality in the snow. Try "kotatsu-car" to keep yourself warm or join workshop to make chinkoro (traditional sweet). The popular artwork of ETAT2018 re-appear behind the snow during as spring approaches to the region.
Participating artists: Misa Funai, Takafumi Fukasawa, YORIKO
Co-operation by Hiroshi Hara and Atelier φ


Special viewing "Palimpsest:Pond of Sky"

"Palimpsest: Pond of Sky" by Leandro Elrich, coverd with snow during the winter will be revealed for limited duration with snow sculptures.
Duration: Saturday 23 February to Sunday 24 March 2019
※ The duration may be changed due to the weather conditions.

"Super Nova : The world turns over at starly night and in the snowy morning" by Misa Funai

The artist makes artworks which viewers themselves become part of drawings. "Supernova" in the shape of a star is a slide-shaped drawing created in 2017 which invites viewers to play on. The experience of climbing and sliding reminds people of their respective childhood memories which represents the death and rebirth and gives an opportunity to experience change of the world around you.

"Kotatsu car circuit" by Takafumi Fukasawa

A mobile Kotatsu with a bicycle hidden in it - which would keep you warm as you "ride" on the Komatsu.
※ Closed from Thursday 14 - Monday 18 February 2019

"Echigo-Tsumari Collaboration Sweet Stall" by YORIKO

Much-loved stall from ETAT2018 returns in winter to present "chinkoro", traditional winter sweet of Tokamachi. Chinkoro made by children will be on display.
※Sales of sweets are only on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 2019.


Collabro-sweet stall
Make chinkoro and special shop of winter sweets

Join a workshop to make "chinkoro", Tokamachi's traditional auspicious sweet with YORIKO. Take one home and disply the others!
Making chinkoro Saturday 19, Sunday 20 January 2019, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March 2019
13:30 or 16:00
Price Admission to KINARE+PJY100
How to participate Click here to register with the workshop.
※ Those who have booked will be given priority if the number of participants are large.
Sweet sales Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 2019, from 10:00 while stock lasts

Participating artists

Misa Funai

Born in 1974 in Kyoto. Her medium for drawing have expanded to explore using mirror as materials or inviting people to experience her artworks. Major exhibitions includ a solo exhibition “Paradise / Boundary, where we were once” (2017 Aomori Contemporary Art Centre), "Wonderful World" (2014 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, "VOCA: The Vision of Contemporary Art" (2009, 2010 Ueno Royal Museum) and more


Born in Saitama in 1987. Under the theme of "collaboration across generations of diverse backgrounds", the artist has organised many art projects engaging local communities. She has participated in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2018, Hachinohe Portal Museum AIR (2015), "Takamatsu-city AIR" (2016) and "Nakanojo Biennale (2017).

Takafumi Fukasawa

Born in 1984, Yamanashi. The artist has run various artists engaging local people and community across Japan as he highlights place, history and people. He planned "Takeshi Cultural Centre" in 2008 in collaboration with Ichirota Suzuki at NPO Creative Support Let's. The recent works include ”Continuation of Myth" (2017 Oku-Noto Triennale), "Hitachi Sakata City" (2016 Kenpoku Art), and "Tokui no ginko" (2011- Toride Art Project) and more

Photo by Keizo Kioku, Studio HATOYA, Osamu Nakamura, Ayumi Yanagi
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Event Information


Saturday, January 19 2019 -
Sunday, March 24 2019
10:00 - 17:00
※ Closed on Wednesdays


Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

6 Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture, Japan


Adult JPY800 / Children age under 15 JPY400
※ Admission includes access to the permanent collections.
※ Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2019 Winter special ticket gives access from Sat 19 January to Sun 24 March 2019.

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