Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art

4/29-11/27, 2023 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays)
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 goat. 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】

*Last admission will be 13:00 because “Ohtaka Shizuru Tribute Live, Shizuru! Stay here forever featuring Komacha Klezmer~” will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Also, due to preparations for the event, some of the museum’s artworks (gymnasium and kusamura) will not be able to be fully displayed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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

Video Shooting : Yamaoka Nobutaka (Film Director)

Information and Map

Artwork no. T173
Production year 2009
Opening hours Apr-Sept 10:00-17:00, Oct-Nov 10:00-16:00 (Last admission 30 minutes.)
Admission Adult 800 JPY, Children under 15 years old 400 JPY
(*Depending on the period, Passport for viewing artworks and common tickets may be sold.)
Closed Tue & Wed
*if Tuesday and Wednesday are consecutive holidays, the next business day is closed).
*Closed in winter: end of November to end of April
Area Tokamachi
Village Hachi
Official website http://ehontokinomi-museum.jp
Open dates 4/29-11/27, 2023 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays)
Venue 2310-1 Sanada Kou, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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