green room project 2018

Photo by Shigemitsu Ebie
Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu

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About the artwork

A continuously developing project started in 2006. The work expands thanks to the participation of both local residents and outside visitors through the creation of leaves used in this installation. Walking through a long green tunnel, visitors enter the house where they can witness tree trunks in the first floor, green leaves in the second floor, an a world of snow in the attic. The outer walls of the old ski house are also covered with green. This exhibitions also creates an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the greenery of this land and is an interactive space where everyone can contribute to the ever-growing artwork.

A large tree object, which is a native beech tree growing in the region, carefully copied on paper appears as viewers entre the building. The room on the upper floor is filled with green leaves which, one by one, are created by local people and visitors using a method called frottage. From Saturday 30 July, 2022, there will be a long tunnel covered with ivy and a new artwork which is a room blanket with “snow leaves” inspired by the color of snow. Viewers are always invited to participate in making new leaves.

[Sponsored by] HOLBEIN Works, Ltd.

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Artwork no. T392
Production year 2018 2022
Opening hours 10:00~17:00 (~16:00 on Oct and Nov)
Admission Individual Ticket: 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 Tokamachi
Village Sekine
Open dates Open irregularly
Venue Sekine, Tokamachi-city / The old Municipal Ski Area
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