The Okome Show


Join “The Okome Show” to learn about this region’s topography and water irrigation, and experience the different tastes of rice as well as local stories behind rice cultivation followed by a tasty onigiri lunch with local delicacies.
“The Okome Show” helps you deepen your knowledge about the delicious rice grown in the fertile soils and pure waters of Echigo-Tsumari, with varying taste reflecting subtle differences in the topography and individual growers. The Okome Show consists of various stories about rice, followed by tasting different kinds of rice from different regions. After the show, visitors can choose a rice ball made from their favourite rice served with several side dishes of seasonal delicacies.

About "the Okome Show"

Price: JPY2000 (price includes show and lunch consisting of two onigiri (rice balls) and side dishs. Lunchbox can be eaten at the Echigo Shinanogawa Bar)
Date & Time: Everyday during the triennale from 11:30-, 12:30-, 13:30-, 14:30- (approx. 20 min)
Venue: Echigo Shinanogawa Bar at Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE
Reservation: Please book your place by clicking here.
You may be able to join the show without a reservation provided that seats are still available.

"Onigiri (rice ball) / Obento (lunch box) to go"

Onigiri set (two onigiri and pickled vegetables) JPY500
Obento set (two onigiri and eight different kinds of side dishes) JPY1500
※ There are a few benches in the corridor space at KINARE where you can sit to enjoy your lunchbox.
※ Sale time: Onigiri set from 11:00- / Obento set from 12:00-. Available while stock lasts.

How to book a spot for "The Okome Show" / Purchasing Onigiri or Obento set

※ For bookings, you can approach the reception at KINARE directly or call Echigo Shinanogawa Bar at 025-761-7371. You can also book online by clicking here.
※ Onigiri set sold from 11:00-, Obento set sold from 12:00-. Available while stock lasts.
※ To enter KINARE, you must pay a separate entrance fee: Adult JPY1500, free for ETAT2018 passport holders



After graduating from culinary school and working at several cafes and restaurants, EAT & ART TARO started his own catering services for galleries and museums. He has planned and delivered many food-themed projects such as “Ogori Cafe”, a unique concept of a cafe where customers must treat others, “island soup” at the Setonaikai region serving various soups made from locally-sourced island ingredients, and “retro-cooking” to recreate traditional old recipes. Specifically in the Echigo-Tsumari region, he has presented “The Cucumber Show” and produced the Echigo-Tsumari Kamigo Clove Theatre restaurant.


Date and time Sunday, July 29 2018 -
Monday, September 17 2018
11:30- / 12:30- / 13:30- / 14:30-

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

Admission JPY2000

Separate entrance fee required to enter KINARE: Adult JPY1500, free for ETAT2018 passport holders

Reservations through telephone booking: 025-761-7371 (Echigo Shinanogawa Bar)

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