Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art

29 Apr-8 May (everyday), 9 May - 13 Nov (except Tue & Wed)
Photo by MIYAMOTO Takenori + SENO Hiromi

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About the artwork

The scene is at the now abandoned Sanada Primary School. The main characters are the three students who were the last to attend the school, and the space is used as if part of a picture book. The objects that can be found in the school building are objects of nature that have been painted, including driftwood and nuts collected from around the seashore of the Izu Peninsula and the Sea of Japan. At the entrance of the building is an enormous bamboo fountain run by water that is shaped like a locust. This provides power to run the objects inside. The artist attempts to recreate the once vibrant life in the school of students, teachers, and even ghosts.

【Renovation design : YAMAGISHI Aya, KUBOTA Machika】

 #1  “3D picture book”  / Site-Specific Artists in Echigo-Tsumari / Interviewed by Fram Kitagawa

Video Shooting : Yamaoka Nobutaka (Film Director)

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Artwork no. T173
Production year 2009
Opening hours 10:00~17:00 (~16:00 on Oct and Nov)
Admission Please purchase the Individual Ticket JPY 800 (Museum of Picture Book Art Entrance Fee), ETAT Passport to view the artworks.
Area Tokamachi
Village Hachi
Official website http://ehontokinomi-museum.jp
Open dates 29 Apr-8 May (everyday), 9 May - 13 Nov (except Tue & Wed)
Venue 2310-1 Sanada Kou, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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