Snowy Wonderland 2021  


Parcitipating artists meet the harsh winter and create artworks for visitors to play and enjoy. Experience “SNOWART” as you see, play, feel and taste these artworks presented on the white snow field.
Try ride on Kotatsu, snow board or eat at the venue in KINARE in January and visit Matsudai Nohbutai in February when special artworks will be presented in the peak of winter.
【Participating artists】OKAFUJIISHI, KURAKAKE Junichi, FUKASAWA Takafumi, YORIKO, Matsudai Kakashitai, ReBuilding Center Japan, ISOZAKI Michiyoshi, Snow Art Niigata Unit, HORIKAWA Michio + Mountain Sled Team

【Supported by】
Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities

*Please note that the program at Matsudai Nohbutai will change depending on the weather.  

Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

“Kotatsu Car Circuit” by FUKASAWA Takafumi

A moving kotatsu with a bicycle hidden inside may warm you up without using electricity.

“Snowboard” by KURAKAKE Junichi

Enjoy sliding on the snowboard on snow. Check out the specially designed board by the artist.

“Echigo-Tsumari Collaboration Sweet Stall 2021 Winter” by YORIKO

Yoriko will run workshop to make auspicious sweet of Echigo-Tsumari called “chinkoro”.

【Date of workshop】JPY200 only between 11:00 and 15:00 on Saturdays and Sundays during the duration
※ No booking required. (We may ask you to wait for your turn in case all the seats are taken. )

“Under the big kotatsu” by OKAFUJIISHI

Enjoy warm and memorable space of the big kotatsu as you remember experience of hiding and playing in a kotatsu in your childhood.

Omochi Bar

Ask locals for the best way to eat omochi cooked in charcoal with various options of condiments.
※ JPY200 / 11:00-15:00 on Saturdays and Sundays only during the duration

Matsudai Nohbutai

※ Please note that programs at Matsudai Nohbutai will change depending on the weather.

“Walk on Snow with Giant Makio (tbc)” by Michiyoshi Isozaki

The 10m tall giant, Makio returns to Matsudai Nohbutai. In addition to the performance of browing parachutes with letters collected by visitors, you may be able to meet floppy Makio towards the end of the winter program!?

“SNOWFIELD TABLE” by ReBuilding Center Japan

The table which appeared at KINARE last year will take the central position at the venue outside of Matsudai Nohbutai this year – it starts as rather tall table until the snow falls and adjust the table hight to be a perfect.

“Mountain Sledge Festival” by HORIKAWA Michio and Mountain Sledge Team

Inspired by the past custom of cutting trees in winter and brough them out on a sledge, the artist creates a sledge to play on snow.

Satoyama Snow Activity by Matsudai Kakashi-tai

Kakashi-tai members share and help visitors experience various winter activities from their childhood including making a rope, kite as well as sliding on snow on different materials. Enjoy taste of anbo cooked on charcoal.

“Snow Art Niigata Unit Square” by Snow Art Niigata Unit

Artists living in snow countries create artworks makign the best use of snow which invite visitors to play, make or throw.

“Maigu-san, munch munch” by MATSUMOTO Yuma

The parent and a child of Maigo will be enshrined in the snowfield.

Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu



●Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE(6 Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata, Japan)

●Matsudai Nohbutai(3743-1, Matsudai, Tokamachi-city, Niigata, Japan)

Admission ● Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE
Adult JPY800, Child age under 15 JPY400 (※ ticket includes admission to see the permanent collections as well as to experience making chinkoro or omochi-bar)
● Matsudai Nohbutai
Adult JPY500, Child age under 15 JPY300, Free for child before school age
★ For those who visit both venues can receive JPY200 discount by presenting the used ticket. (The discount is not applied to child. Please consider getting Special Ticket instead if you plan to visit both sites)
★ Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2021 Winter Special Ticket gives access to both sites. (separate ticket will be required to experience making chinkoro or experiencing omochi-bar)
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