Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2021 Winter “SNOWART”


Enjoy art in Satoyama and play in the snow

Winter is most enjoyable season in the snow country, Echigo-Tsumari and there is no limit to enjoy when snow meets art.  Find the filed of light at the long-waited “Snow Fireworks” and be entertained by omotenashi of local people when you join guided bus tour.


(1)Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks / Gift for Frozen Village 2021
(2)Official guided tour in winter 2021 – a day trip from/to Echigo-Yuzawa station
(3)”Snowy Wonderland” at Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE and Matsudai Nohbutai
(4)Artwork outdoor
(5)Other programs
(6)Special tickets

(1)Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks / Gift for Frozen Village 2021

Participating artists: TAKAHASHI Kyota (Gift for Frozen Village) / mica bando (music)
Date and time: Saturday 6 March 2021
Venue: Atema Kogen Resort Belnatio
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“Gift for Frozen Village 2019” by TAKAHASHI Kyota

(2)Official guided tour in winter 2021 - a day trip from/to Echigo-Yuzawa station

We will operate the guided tour to give you an opportunity to feel and experience the winter of Echigo-Tsumari from and to Echigo-Yuzawa station. This day trip includes “yukimigozen”, a lunch filled with culture and wisdoms of the snow country as you explore artworks in satoyama.
Date: Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday 23 January to Sunday 28 Februrary 2021
Price: Adult JPY12,800, Child age under 15 JPY10,800 (Price includes admissions to artworks, lunch, bus and tour guide)
※ The day tour on Saturday 6 March 2021 will include a visit to Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks.
※ “GoTo Travel” will be applicable (terms and conditions can be checked on the registration form).
※ Details will be available in the end of December 2020.


“Tunnel of Light” (Kiyotsukyo Tunnel) by Ma Yansong / MAD Architect

(3) Snowy Wonderland

Snowy Wonderland with various artworks and events will be held at three different sites including inside and outside of the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE, and outside of Matsudai Nohbutai. Participating artists face the harsh winter of the snow country and create fun and enjoyable artworks.
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【Participating artists】FUKASAWA Takafumi, YORIKO, KURAKAKE Junichi, OKAFUJIISHI, ISOZAKI Michiyoshi, Snow Art Niigata Unit, HORIKAWA Michio, ReBuilding Center Japan

【KINARE / duration】Sat 23 January – Sun 14 March 2021, closed on Wednesdays
【Matsudai Nohbutai / duration】Six days on Sat 20, Sun 21, Sat 27, Sun 28 February, Sat 6, Sun 7 March 2021.

※ “Snowy Wonderland” will be held outside of the buildings at both KINARE and Matsudai Nohbutai are under refurbishment. Echigo Matsudai Saoyama Shokudo will be open.

Experience of “snow board”

Workshop of making “chinkoro”, auspicious sweets made of rice flour

(4) Artworks outdoor

Let’s go and see artworks outdoor standing in the snowfield. Discover a unique way to enjoy artworks in the snow country which alter their expressions depending on the amount of snow.

“House of Birds” by Jaume Plensa

“Boys with Red Loincloth Returned” by SEKINE Tetsuo

(5) Other programs


Returning exhibition - Story of Bijinbayashi: A secret of beautiful beech tree forest in Satoyama

This returning exhibition will show life in satoyama and ecology of beech tree to unravel the background of the beauty of beech tree forest called “bijinbayashi”  which shows different beauty in each of the four seasons. 【Duration】Till Sunday 14 March 2021. Closed on Tuesdays
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"House of Light" by James Turrell

“House of Light” by James Turrell, the artist of light, is an artwork where visitors can also stay overnight.
※ Please check if the artwork is open to the public prior to your visit.
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"Tunnel of Light" by Ma Yansong / MAD Architect

Kiyotsukyo Tunnel is one of the new must-visit sites of Echigo-Tsumari. Please book your visit in advance if your visit falls into Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

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Panorama station where snowy landscape is reflected on the surface of water – the outlook at the end of the tunnel.

(6) Special Ticket for Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2021 Winter: SNOWART

The Special Ticket include admissions to all artworks with coupons which can be used at designated restaurants in Tokamachi-city and Tsunan-town.

Special Ticket

Adult JPY2,000 (two coupons worth JPY500), Child age under 15 JPY500

【Ticket validity】 Saturday 23 January to Sunday 14 March 2021
【Sale period】From early January to Sunday 14 March 2021
【Admissions include】Outdoor sites at Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE and Matsudai Nohbutai, Matsudai History Museum, Kyororo, House of Light, Kiyotsukyo Tunnel, The Last Class
【Where to buy】Above facilities and Echigo-Tsumari On-line Shop

※ The coupons are valid until Wednesday 31 March 2021
※ The list of designated restaurants and shop where the coupon can be used will be announced in due course.

Special reward for completing the stamp-rally

Collect stamps on the Special Ticket
Visitors collected all the stamps will be entitled to receive ETAT official products at the reception of KINARE.
【Exchange period】From Saturday 23 January to Sunday 14 March 2021

※ You can redeem once for each of the Special Ticket
※ Please check if facilities and artworks are open prior to your visit.

ETAT stationary set

Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu, YANAGI Ayumi


Date and time Sat 23 January - Sun 14 March 2021

Echigo-Tsumari Region
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE, Atema Kogen Resort, Belnatio and more

Admission Special ticket: Adult JPY2000 / Child age under 15 JPY500
*Admission to Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks requires requires a separate ticket through registration online in advance.
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