【2023 Winter】Museum on Echigo-Tsumari Special Exhibition:“Echigo-Tsumari : The Aspects of Snow”


Winter in Echigo-Tsumari, one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Japan. To reconsider the appeal of snow, 4 artists will perform contemporary art inside and outside the museum. The snow creates a new visual effect with the artworks made by metal materials and reflective artworks. The snow also creates a new visual effect, giving visitors a new perspective on the architecture of the museum. Even in the midst of months of cloudy weather, you will enjoy the changing appearance of the artworks as the snow falls.
【Participate Artists】Kato Yu, Komatsu Kosei, Hongo Yoshiya, Mochida Atsuko

*Programs are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Photo : Nakamura Osamu

Kato Yu

Mochida Atsuko

Komatsu Kosei

Hongo Yoshiya


"Hanekkeshi" in Shinsui village

Let’s experience an old game handed down in the village. “Hanekkeshi” is Shinzui village is that people play shuttlecock with “kosuki,” an old snow removal tool.

[Date & Time] Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibition period (10:00~17:00)
*One entry with a special exhibition ticket or a winter common ticket.

Related Event;  “Village Hospitality”
Shinsui’s Hanekkeshi masters will teach you how to play the game. Local mothers will entertain you with food.
[Date & Time]  1/21 (Sat), 2/4 (Sat), 2/18 (Sat), 3/4 (Sat) at any time
(Menu: Pork miso soup, ginger miso rice cake, amazake (sweet sake), onigiri (rice ball) set)

Event: Light-up & Night Museum

Lighting up “particles”
[Date & Time] 16:45-18:00 on Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibition period
*You could view the artwork from inside until 17:00.

Night Museum
With the Tokamachi Snow Festival, the museum will be open at night for one day only.
[Date & Time] 2/18(Sat), 16:30 – 20:00 (last entry at 19:30)
[Admission] ¥1,200 for adults, ¥600 for elementary and junior high school students (re-entry on the same day is permitted)
*It is not possible to experience the work “Steps” and “Shinsui no Hanekeshi” after 17:00.

FC Echigo-Tsumari Gymnastics

FC Echigo-Tsumari Gymnastics Class
Date : 1/15 (Sun), 1/22 (Sun), 1/29 (Sun), 2/12 (Sun), 2/26 (Sun), 3/12 (Sun)   9:00-10:00
Participation fee: 500 JPY per participation
*One entry with a special exhibition ticket or a winter common ticket


Date and time 【period】Jan 14 - Mar 12, 2023 / Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays
【time】10:00~17:00(30 minutes before last entry)

Museum on Echigo-Tsumari

(6 Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata, Japan)

Admission Adult JPY 1,200, Child age under 15 JPY 600 (※ ticket includes admission to see the permanent collections as well as to Experience traditional village events.
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