Athletic meet for onigiri!


The event artwork by artist EAT&ART TARO, “Athletic meet for onigiri! “, which was well-received at Boso “Satoyama” Art Festival Ichihara Art × Mix” will come to Nunagawa Campus!

This work is about having a field day to eat delicious onigiri. Let’s eat rice balls from Echigo-Tsumari even more deliciously by original competitions. The music will be directed by Oka Makoto, the artist who created the piece “Farming implements as instruments!” The FC Echigo-Tsumari players will lead the audience to victory.

In addition, the venue direction and trophies were created by Kurakake Junichi, an artist who has created many works in the Matsudai area, including the NUNAGAWA campus.

【Date】Saturday, October 21, 2023, 10:30-13:30
【Schedule】 (as of September 20)
*The number and order of competitions are subject to change.
10:30-10:50 “Opening Ceremony” Preparatory exercises and dance with FC Echigo-Tsumari
10:50-11:45  “Two or three competitions” Giant rice ball rolling “Onigiri Korokoro”, etc.
11:45-12:50 “Lunch time” Let’s eat Onigiri”, FC’s performance, Echigo-Tsumari Rural Band (tentative)
12:50-13:15 “One or two competitions” Tumbling balls, tug-of-war, etc.
13:15-13:30 Closing ceremony and announcement of results
We are planning a field day that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from infants to grandparents, so everyone is welcome to join us, not only to participate in the competitions.
【Venue】 Nunagawa Campus
【Fee】High school students – 74 years old: ¥800
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥500
Infants and over 75 years old: ¥300
(Including competition experience fee, lunch, insurance, and consumption tax.)
【Reservation】 Click here.
【Deadline】October 18 (Wed.), 2023
*In the event of a large number of applications, the application process may be closed.



Contemporary artist who works around food. After graduating from ooking school, he worked in restaurants and began to provide catering, helping produce cafes in museums, running workshops and creating artworks on food. He has presented his food-themed artworks at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Aichi Triennale, and Setouchi International Art Festival.

Oka Makoto

At the age of 11, he studied flute under Ozawa Mieko, and at the age of 16, he began teaching himself to play tenor saxophone. While working as a professional musician, he launched the music mill Project in 2013 to create waterwheels that play music.

Kurakake Junichi
Born in 1967 in Tokyo. Using iron as a primal material, KURAKAKE transforms shapes given by nature into sculptures while also creates various functional sculptures in recent years. In addition to artistic activities as an individual artist, Kurakake simultaneously engages with creative projects through workshop and co-production with many people with an aspiration to revatilise a community through art in declining and depopulation regions. Artworks and projects include “Shedding House” (ETAT2006), “Croquette House” (ETAT2009), “Yama no ue shita” (ETAT2012), “Offering from the earth (ETAT2015, ETAT2018), “Shedding Time” (ETAT2022), and Setouchi Triennale 2013.


Date and time 21 October, 2023

NUNAGAWA Campus (576 Murono, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata)

Admission High school students - 74 years old ¥800
Elementary and junior high school students ¥500
Infants, 75 years old and over ¥300
(Including competition experience fee, lunch, insurance, and consumption tax.)

【Deadline】October 18 (Wed.), 2023
*In the event of a large number of applications, the application process may be closed.

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