Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2019 Spring

10days from Saturday 27 April to Monday 6 May 2019

posted April 1, 2019
Echigo-Tsumari Art Field has become a home of approximately 200 artworks created for Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, an art festival taken place every three years since 2000. As the spring approaches the region (at last!), we are pleased to launch Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2019 Spring during the 10-day holiday. We look forward to seeing you here with lots of special exhibitions, workshops, events and eating experiences.


(1)Artworks outdoor to visit

Follow art map (※)under the spring light and walk along satoyama to find approximately 100 artworks.
※ A new map 2019 edition is available for purchase (JPY100円)
Where to buy:Tokamachi Tourist Information Centre at Tokamachi station west exit, Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE, and more.
※Artworks will be ready for your visit if the snow melts around the works. Please check the status of respective artworks on the official website.
Click ≫here to check the status of artworks.

(2)2019 Special spring exhibitions

Grab the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2019 Spring Special Ticket and visit spring exhibitions at different facilites.
※The details of the ticket is at the bottom of this page.
※Last entry to facilities is half an hour before their respective closing time.

"Tunnel of Light" by Ma Yangson/MAD Architects

The Kiyotsukyo Tunnel has re-opened in summer 2018 with new artwork re-imagining the experience of the tunnerl in the region.
Kiyotsukyo Tunnel

Tatsuo Kawaguchi "Compass of Time"

An exhibition featuring a range of works by Tatsuo Kawaguchi. Permanent collection in the school building by Yukihisa Isobe is also open for your visit.
Yukihisa Isobe Memorial Echigo Tsumari Kiyotsu Soko Museum[SoKo]
10:00 - 17:00 Sat 27 April - Monday 6 May 2019

Special exhibition for the 10th year anniversary: This is where Maoshan Connie began her journey

Artworks by Maoshan Connie, Hong Kongnee picture book artist. There will be a floor talk with the artist and workshop.
Museum of Picture Book Art
10:00 - 17:00 Sat 27 April - Monday 16 September 2019

Spring Sansai Matrusi at Ubusuna House

Ubusuna House with a thatched roof will open only for three days to serve Sansai buffet lunch and run picking up sansai worksho.
Ubusuna House
10:00 - 16:00 on Sat 37, Sun 28, and Mon 29 April 2019

Masahiro Hasunuma "Dream of the place"

Return of the popular artwork from ETAT2015. 12 series of flipping manga featuring what the artist encountered and experiences in Echigo-Tsumari.
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE
Saturday 27 April - Monday 15 July 2019

Matsudai Sansai Lab

The exhibition introduces encyclopedia of Sansai and a secret recipe of Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Shokudo. Workshop to pick up sansai and cooking school.
Matsudai Nohbutai
Sat 27 April - Sunday 16 June 2019

China House Project & TSUMARI KITCHEN

The exhibition of Chinese manga artist, Tango. TSUMARI KITCHEN featuring Fumio Yonezawa chef will open for the limited duration. ※
10:00- 16:00 Sat 27- Mon 29 April 2019, Fri 3 - Sun 5 May 2019 ※ No lunch operation on 27 April


The exhibition features Hanagoyomi, seasonal changes of flowers, highlighting the diversity of distinctive plants of Satoyama and their relation to humans.
10:00-17:00 Till Sunday 30 June 2019

New Development of Box Art

The exhibition bringing 40 artists from across Japan showing various interpretations, definitions and methods of box to explore posibility of Box Art.
Gallery Yuyama
10:00-16:00 Sat 27 April - Sunday 23 July 2019

House of Light by James Turrell

The artwork by James Turrell opens to visitors to experience during the daytime and stay overnight.
Closed on irregular basis. Open to viewing 11:30 - 15:30

(3)"Play-back Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale" guided tours

Guided tours to trace histories of ETAT.
≫Play-back Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Part1 2009-2018
Date: Sun 28, Tue 30 April / Thur 2, Sat 4, Mon 6 May 2019
The tour takes you to the most recent artworks and special spring exhibitions.
≫Play-back Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Part2 2000-2006
Date: Sat 27, Mon 29 April / Wed 1, Fri 3, Sun 5 May 2019
The tour takes you to visit the masterpieces created during ETAT2000, 2003 and 2006.


Satoyama Buffet at Echigo Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo

Eat as much as you like from different dishes featuring freshly picked up sansi, traditional meal of Matsudai and distinctive local produce.
During the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2019 Spring

Sansai Buffet at Ubusuna House

Ubusuna House opens only for three days.
11:00 - (finish when ran out) Sat 27, Sun 28, and mon 29 April 2019

Hachi Café

Enjoy curry with lots of vegetables, drinks and sweets.
In the Museum of Picture Book Art
During the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2019 Spring


Limited open featuring Fumio Yonezawa chef brings special spring menu.
Sun 28, Mon 29 April / Fri 3-Sun 5 May 2019


Floor talk: Maoshan Connie×Seizo Tashima

From 13:30- on Sat 27 April
Museum of Picture Book Art

Exploring living creatures in Satoyama

13:00~14:30Sun 28, Mon 29 April / Thur 2, Fri 3, Sun 5, Mon 6 May 2019

FC Echigo-Tsumari Football Class

10:30- Sun 28 April / Sun 5 May 2019

YORIKO calling for little painters!

13:30 - Sat 4 and Sun 5 May 2019
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

(6)Stay in artworks / old schools

"Dream House" by Marina Abramovic

Sat 27 Apr - Sat 5 May 2019

"Shedding House" by Junichi Kurakake and Nihon University Sculpture Course

Sat 27 Apr - Sat 5 May 2019

Katakuri House

Booking is open now!Special plan serving sansai meal will be availble for limited duration from Mon 6 May 2019!
≫Enjoy Akiyamago in Spring

Sansho House

※ Available for a group more than 10 peope

(7)Recommended itineraries

Recommended itieneraries for 2019 spring.

Coming Soon

Download official app, ETAT official app to enjoy your experience before, duirng an after your visit.

See through your smart-phone stories of artworks.
ON THE TRIP×ETAT Official partnership
Unrevealed stories and thought of artists behind the artworks will make your visit more engaging as you use the app as navigation and capture the works by photographing.
Click ≫here for details.

(8)Special Ticket

Price Adult JPY2,000 Chilren age between 7 and 15 JPY500
Validity Saturday 27 April - Monday 6 May 2019
Sale period mid April - Monday 6 May 2019
Where to buy Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE, Matsudai Nohbutai, Echigo-Tsumari on-line shop and more
Photo:Anzaï,Gentaro Ishizuka,H.Kuratani,Osamu Nakamura, H.Noguchi, Ayumi Yanagi
Events Calendar

Event Information


Saturday, April 27 2019 -
Monday, May 6 2019


Echigo-Tsumari Region (Tokamachi-city and Tsunan-town)


Special ticket
Adult JPY2000

Children age between 7 and 15 JPY500

Events Calendar