Ohtaka Sizzle &Tashima Seizo Exhibition; Sizzle! Stay here forever.


Ohtaka Sizzle, a voice artist who has created a unique non-genre musical world by freely manipulating her seven-colored voice, has developed numerous performances even before the launch of the “Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art” in 2009. She has also taken on the role of publicity manager for the museum, and has contributed to the development of various art festivals, including the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, the Northern Alps Art Festival, and the Ichihara Lakeside Art Museum, by involving Hachi village and many other people. In this exhibition, we will show the path that Ohtaka Sizzle has taken and the works that artist Tashima Seizo has created with his own ideas.
(Top photo:Nakamura Osamu)

【Schedule】29 Jul ~ 5  27Nov  Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
【Hours】 10:00 – 17:00 (until 16:00 in October and November)
【Entrance fee】Adult: ¥800, U15: ¥400 or a Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2023 Admission Passport(*Admission Passport : until 5 Nov)

*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.

Works by  Seizo Tashima

Works by  Seizo Tashima

Ohtaka Sizzle / PROFILE (Entered into eternal rest on 5 Sep 2022)

Born in 1953 in Tokyo. Ohtaka explores the only and unique field of songs with her distinctive voice. She aims to expand possibility and clear out constrains of voice through her project, “drawing with voice”. “Kurayami Art Museum” in 2016 at Ichihara Lakeside Museum which presented collaborations between light and voice underlined the duality that she pursued with her works. She promotes the fondly-remembered old Japanese words from unique perspective though her singing on the TV show, “Nihongo de Asobo”.

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Ohtaka Sizzle Tribute Live

Sizzle ! Stay here forever featuring Komatcha Klezmer –

Komatcha Klezmer led by Umezu Kazutoki, who collaborated with Ohtaka Sizzle on the CDs “Toperatoto No Odori” and “Supponpon,” will appear at the “Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art” this summer after a long time. Let’s enjoy singing and dancing together with Ohtaka Sizzle thoughts in heaven!

【Date】20 Aug(Sun)15:00-17:00
【Fee】1,200 yen in advance, 1,700 yen at the door *Admission fee not included.
【Place】“Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art”
【Reservation】Please make a reservation using the reservation form below.

Komatcha Klezmer/ PROFILE
The members are Umezu Kazutoki (sax, cl, vo), Tada Yoko (sax, vo), Matsui Ayumi (vl), Chan Koyo (acd), Sekijima Takerou (tub), Natsuaki Fumihisa (ds). The group started in 1996 as a small traveling klezmer ensemble, predecessor of the first klezmer orchestra in Japan, “Bethuni Nammo Klezmer”, formed by Umezu.


Date and time April 29 (Sat.) - Nov 27 (Mon.), 2023 *Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays except holidays

Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book(2310-1 Sanada Kou, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture)

Admission Adults ¥800, Elementary and junior high school students ¥400

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