New spring exhibitions have launched at ETAT hub stations

NEWSPosted : April 30, 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of special exhibitions for spring 2019 at hub facilities.

Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE
“Dream of a place” by Masahiro Hasunuma

Located within 10 minutes walk from Tokamachi station, Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE also functions as a gate to the region. KINARE presents “Dream of a place” by Masahiro Hasunuma who is interested in dream and independence of image created flipping comic featuring twelve months of Echigo-Tsumari.

You will find stories based upon the experience that Hasunuma has had while he stayed in the region such as Fukinoto for March whereas will find rice planting in May. You will enjoy the unique characters and friendly drawings moving in a manual system.
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Other permanent collections in KINARE are also inspired by Echigo-Tsumari as a place.
Make sure you will check out "Pond of Sky: Palimpsest" by Leandro Elrich.

Yukihisa Isobe Memorial Echigo Tsumari Kiyotsu Soko Museum
Tatsuo Kawaguchi / Compass of Time

If you are coming by car, you may like to stop by at Kiyotsu Soko Museum and Kiyotsukyo Tunnel after getting off at Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC before heading to the heart of the Echigo-Tsumari region. Kiyotsu Soko Museum is a renovation of a closed school located on R353 which presents artworks by Yukihisa Isobe as permanent collections. The museum is currently showing a special exhibition featuring Tatsuo Kawaguchi.

Tatsuo Kawaguchi is one of the artists who has been participated in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale since its early phase. He has pursued his interest in relations - and presented artworks at Matsudai Nohbutai as well as Boat House. This retrospective exhibition traces the history of Tatsuo Kawaguchi.
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In addition to Kiyotsukyo Tunnel, you can stop by at "Nakasato Scarecrow Garden", "For Lots of Lost Windows", and "POTEMKIN" on the way to the heart of Echigo-Tsumari.

Museum of Picture Book Art
"This is where Maoshan Connie began her journey"

Museum of Picture Book Art is about 15 min drive from Tokamachi station and occupies a closed school in a village called Hachi. It is a home of artworks by a picture book artists Seizo Tashima and shows his artworks using driftwoods and berries. This year, the museum features Maoshan Connie, a Hong Kong artist and activist of animal and nature protection as well as presents the history and development of the museum commemorating its 10 year anniversary.
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You can also enjoy delicious lunch at Hachi Café in the museum or meet goat and kid in the schoolyard.

Matsudai Nohbutai
Sansai Labo

Matsudai Nohbutai is just adjacent to Matsudai station and surrounded by rice field and satoyama. It is known for its signature lunch for this season featuring sansai (mountain vegetables) and Matsudai Nohbutai presents "Sansai Labo" a special exhibition to learn about mountain vegetables. You will see 21 different spieces of Sansai, access to recipes and find out about sansai while enjoying interviews of local people all of this help you learn the relation of locals to nature.
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Stop also at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo to taste sansai menu as you explore the area. If the weather is nice, you can walk about the surrounding area to see approximately 30 artworks outdoor including Tsumari in Bloom".

We are all looking forward to your visit to Echigo-Tsumari.

photo: Osamu Nakamura(except for "Scarecrow Garden")