Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

“Splish-Splash Fair”: A summer exhibition at Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE 

posted May 26, 2019
The gigantic artwork by Leandro Erlich, "Palimpsest: pond of sky" will be transformed into a water playground this summer. Try SUP, standing puddle boat, experience artworks using water and air, or taste frozen ice cream at "Splish-Splash Fair".
Participating artists: Akira Higashi, Rintaro and Yu Hara, YORIKO, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu



Enjoy special ride on SUP (Stand Up Paddle boat) over the "pond of sky".
Co-operation by Asoview

”Para-fu-ku" presented by Akira Higashi

Put on unique clothes "para-fu-ku" which infrates as you blow air in. Adult wears para-fu-ku and kigs play inside of the para-fu-ku. There will be a workshop to make parachute during the summer.
"Let's make flying big hand"
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"Tentomushi Project"『NEW HOME』
Photo courtesy by Takuya Oshima, Kyoto Art Centre

YORIKO presents "Collaboration Sweet Stall in summer"

The project started last year is back to KINARE! You can buy original flavour frozen icecream on Saturday and Sunday during the duration and there will be workshop to join!
"Special frown icecream"
"Let's make miniature stall"
"Making berry-jam sandwitch" with berry spoon
"Summer sweets on sale"
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Rintaro and Yu Hara

Plan in progress - something to play in water.

Yoshiaki Kaihatsu presents "Mole TV"

The popular Mole will be back this summer for three days only.
Monday 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 August 2019
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There will be lots of events and workshops!

Click ≫here to dowonload "Splish-Splash Fair" events and workshop calender.

Events Calendar

Event Information


Saturday, July 27 2019 -
Sunday, September 1 2019
10:00 - 17:00
※ Closed on Wednesdays (※ except for Wed 14 August 2019)


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 Summer special ticket gives access to the exhibition once between Sat 10 to Sun 18 August 2019.


Notes for visitors:
・The pond is not a swimming pool. Swimming is prohibited.
・Bringing in any toys and equipment is not allowed.
・The pond is about 30-40cm deep. Small children must be accompanied by adults.
・Please take off a pair of shoes/sandals when playing in the pond.
・We may have to close the access to the pond in case of bad weather.

Events Calendar