Museum on Echigo-Tsumari (MonET)

Open
Throughout the year / Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays
Photo by KIOKU Keizo

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About the artwork

Echigo-Tsumari is blessed with the bounties of nature, but the site for this building was the town, and special conditions applied. My aim was a building with attractive spaces and architectural characteristics able to attract visitors in their own right. Further, I believe that the structure must enfold nature, which I chose to represent with a pool. For the surrounding space, I chose a pure geometic shape, the square, more beautiful than any other form. It would function to bring new order to a jumbled and messy townspace.Exposed concrete and lavish use of glass would give a quiet appearance to the building, separating the peaceful interior from the noisy outside. Inside, rooms are nested inside each other, a traditional form in Japanese architecture, found in sacred places such as temples and shrines. The building has been renovated and re-opened as a new museum, the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE in July 2012.

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Artwork no. T025
Production year 2003
Opening hours 10:00-17:00(Last entry 16:30) 

*Opening hours may be shortened during the winter season.
Admission
[Permanent exhibition] Adult 1000 JPY, Children under 15 years old 500 JPY

[Special exhibition (including permanent exhibition) ] Adult 1200 JPY, Children under 15 years old 600 JPY
Closed Tue & Wed
*If Tuesday and Wednesday are consecutive holidays, the next business day is closed)
*Closed for year-end and New Year's holidays 27 Dec, 2022-4 Jan, 2023
Area Tokamachi
Village MonET
Open dates Throughout the year / Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays
Venue 6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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