Ubusuna House

Photo credits: Hiroshi Hatori (4th image); Shigemitsu Ebie (2nd, 3rd, 5th images); Ayumi Yanagi (6th-8th images)

This beautiful thatched-roof former minka house built in 1924 is reborn as a museum of potteries. On the ground floor, distinguished Japanese potters from across the country have reimagined a traditional cooking stove, washbasin, and bathtub. Visitors are welcome to enjoy local cuisines and delicacies cooked by local women and served in plates and bowls created by these potters. Three tea rooms on the upper floor serve as gallery space as well a comfortable resting space. Ubusuna House has been gaining popularity and attention for its warm atmosphere and the smiling faces and stories of the local women from the mountain village.

※ Please note that the menu items and price changes based on the season. The utensils and bowls used also changes based on on the seasonal menu.

During the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Ubusuna House welcomes Chef Hideki Murakami of restaurant Kitchen Watarigarasu from Ebisu, Tokyo. A seasonal menu has been imagined using produce such as summer vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, and eggplants as well as local herbs all grown in the fields surrounding Ubusuna House. Three courses are available - inspired by the Shinanogawa River, there is the "river' course. A meat-based "mountain" course, and for vegetarians, the "field" course. Each course costs 2,000 yen.
Along with the seasonal courses, the signature Ubusuna Curry dish (1,400 yen) is also served in the beautiful pottery made by artist Masanobu Ando, whose works are exhibited inside the house.

※ During the triennale, reservations at Ubusuna House are only available for groups with a minimum of 20 people.

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Only open during ETAT2018
11:00-17:30(L.O.17:00, Lunch from 11:00~)
Closed on Wednesdays (Exception: open on August 15th)




3110 Higashishimogumi, Tokamachi-city, NIigata

entrance fee

Adult 500 yen, Junior high school or younger 250 yen

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