This tour takes participants to masterpieces created during the first phase of ETAT. Large-scale installations occupying a closed school and abandoned house by Christian Boltanski and Chiharu Shiota who are presenting solo retrospective shows in Tokyo, in particular, are must-see. Artworks with ★ are exclusively open to tour participants.
The artist created a large window frame in the landscape with hanging curtain dancing to the breeze - which is not imposing on nature. It stands quietly like a blooming flower, showing her respect to the nature.
Architectural Office Casagrande & Rintala transformed the dumping site into a park as a part of public renovation project. Tyers and spade remind us of the industrial waste which were once dominated this place.
【※From bus window】The artist brought the real-size structure of his house in London to Echigo-Tsumari. The artwork attempts to connect two places far apart with different cultures in one point on the world.
An installation cominating the entire space of the closed school by Christian Boltanski and Jean Kalman.
A web of black yarn filling inside of an abandoned house from floor to ceiling. What captured in the web is not only memories of the house, bus also stuff that were pre-loved, no longer used but can't be disposed.
Designed by MVRDV, Matsudai Nohbutai has restaurant, gallery space and piloti. About 40 artworks are dotted around in the Joyama area behind the building.
A restaurant in Matsudai Nohbutai serving dishes featuring local seasonal produce in buffet style. Enjoy landscape reflected onto the mirror surface of the table as well as Satoyama landscape.
About 200 of large and small terraced rice fields spread like fish scale, which water surface reflects landscape. It is also known for sea of clouds which attract many visitors and photographers.
Junichi Kurakake and his team spent two years and curved the entire surface from floor to beam to ceiling of an abondoned firm house. It is open to the public as an accommodation.
A human-shaped 4m tall panel with the artist figures printed onto it, changing how it looks by different seasons. The pillow is in the shape of "human" in chinese character wishing for more people to the village.
Inago (grass-hopper) shaped slide made of china installed in the midst of the rice field, inviting visitors to feel the surrounding nature. "Habitambo" is a word combinig "habitat" and "tambo (rice field)" combined.
Echig-Tsuari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE re-opened its door as a hub of ETAT in 2012 with permanent collections including a new one by Leandro Erich in 2018. Mole TV will be aird from 12-14 Aug 2019.
A small rest hut standing by the river, consisting of shapes of every local villager then which are made of mud-concrete as material which includes mud collected from the place.
※ Tour itinerary may change without prior notice.
※ The finishing time of the tour may change. We recommend you to book a Shinkansen leaving Echigo-Yuzawa station some time after 7:00 pm.
Co-organiser: NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organisation
For inquiry on the tour: 025-761-7767
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Organiser: Echigo-Kotsu Kabushikikaisha
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|※ Tour itinerary may change without prior notice.|
|10:00||Meet at east exit of Echigo-Yuzawa station||East exit of Echigo-Yuzawa station|
|1||For Lots of Lost Windows||"For Lots of Lost Windows" by Akiko Utsumi|
|2||POTEMKIN||"POTEMKIN" by Architectural Office Casagrande & Rintala|
|3||Set North for Japan (74°33’2”）||"Set North for Japan (74°33’2”）" by Richard Wilson|
|4||The Last Class||"The Last Class" by Christian Boltanski＋Jean Kalman|
|5||House Memory||"House Memory" by Chiharu Shiota|
|6||Matsudai Nohbutai||"Matsudai Nohbutai" by MVRDV|
|7||Lunch||Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo|
|8||Shedding House||"Shedding House" by Junichi Kurakake + Nihon University College of Art Sculpture Course|
|9||The human re-entering nature||"The human re-entering nature" by Thomas Eller|
|10||Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE||"Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE" by Hiroshi Hara and Atelier φ|
|11||mudmen||”mudmen” by Jiro Ogawa / Ogawa Laboratory, Nippon Institute of Technology|
|18:15||※ The finishing time of the tour may change. We recommend you to book a Shinkansen leaving Echigo-Yuzawa station some time after 7:00 pm.||East exit, Echigo-Yuzawa station|
date：Sun 21 July, Sun 25 August, Sun 1, Sun 8, Sun 15, Sun 22, Sun 29 September, Sun 6 October 2019（※ Special version will be operated during 10-18 August and Sat, Sun national holidays between 12 October and 4 November)
start point：East exit, Echigo-Yuzawa station
date：Mon 15, Sat 20 July, Sat 24, Sat 31 August, Sat 7, Sat 14, Mon 16, Sat 21, Mon 23, Sat 28 September, Sat 5 October 2019（※ Special version will be operated during 10-18 August and Sat, Sun national holidays between 12 October and 4 November)
start point：East exit, Echigo-Yuzawa station