Good Things from Latvia for Good People in Faraway Japan

Photo by Noguchi Hiroshi

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About the artwork

For this project, the artist created and presented pieces of furniture to each family in Kotani Village according to their requests. The artist visited every house in the village during the previous year and took requests for the furniture they wanted. The furniture was made in a factory in rural Latvia, using the Art Nouveau style that once flourished in Europe under the influence of the introduction of Japanese culture. During the Triennial, the photographs of each family taken together with their piece of furniture were exhibited.

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Artwork no. Y045
Production year 2006
Opening hours 10:00~17:00 (~16:00 on Oct and Nov)
Admission Individual Ticket (Sansho House entrance fee) : Adult 300 JPY, Children under 15 years old 150 JPY
(Depending on the period, passports for viewing artworks and common tickets may be sold.)
Area Matsunoyama
Village Kotani
Open dates Open irregularly
Venue Sansho House(327 Kotani, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata)
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