[Updated on 2 Mar 2021] See you at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021! Find out details at the first press conference on 16 March.


For inquiry

Dates have been decided for Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021
From Sunday 25 July to Sunday 12 September 2021

We are pleased to annnounce the details of the 8th itteration of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021 (ETAT2021) as follows:

The main visual of the 8th festival: Photo by KAWAUCHI Rinko, Design by SATOH Taku (TSDO Inc.)
The vigor life filled in Echigo-Tsumari is captured in the photo and the design expresses such energy of life.


  • Duration: 50 days from Sunday 25 July to Sunday 12 September 2021
  • Venue: 760㎢ of Echigo-Tsumari region (Tokamachi-city and Tsunan-town in Niigata Prefecture
  • Organiser: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee
  • Co-organiser: NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Cooperative Organisation
  • Passport (*prices in () indicates price at the door):
    Adult JPY3000 (JPY3500)
    Students (age above 16)JPY2500 (JPY3000)
    Free for children age under 15
  • Boad members:
    Chairman: SEKIGUCHI Yoshifumi (Mayor of Tokamachi-city)
    Vice-chairman: KUWABARA Haruka (Mayor of Tsunan-town)
    Honorary Chairman:HANAZUMI Hideyo (Governor of Niigata Prefecture)
    General Producer: FUKUTAKE Soichiro (Honorary Advisor, Benesse Holdings, Inc.)
    General Director: KITAGAWA Fram (Chairperson, Art Front Gallery Co., Ltd.)
    Creative Director: SATOH Taku (Graphic designer)
    Official Supporter LeaderTAKASHIMA Kohey (Representative Director, CEO, Oisix ra daichi Inc.)

About the 1st Press Conference

We will be holding the first press conference of ETAT2021 as follows and we look forward to sharing exciting plans and details with you.

  1. Date and time
    Tuesday 16 March 2021
    【Session 1】14:30~15:30 (Venue: Matsudai History Museum)
    Opening of the Pre-exhibition, “16 Ropes” by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and key note lecture “The “Kabakov’s Dream” spanning from Russia to Echigo-Tsumari”
    【Session 2】16:00~17:00 (Venue: Matsudai History Museum)
    Press conference: Major programs, ETAT passport and more
    【Session 3】18:00~19:30 (Venue: 2nd floor at IKOTE)
    The first meeting for ETAT2021 supporters. A presentation of new initiatives for supporters and dialogues with guests including local people from Echigo-Tsumari.
  2. How to join
    These sessions will be streamed live on the conference on the official YouTube.
    ※ While session 1 and 2 are not open to the public, registered supporters of residents in Tokamachi-city and Tsunan-town will be able to participate in the session 3 with booking in advance. Please book your place through the website (Japanese only) .
    ※ The recorded video will become available with translations.
    ※ If you are representing media and wish to attend any of the above sessions on site, please contact the Executive Committee at (025-757-2637) by noon of Wednesday 10 March 2021.
  3. Presenters
    Chairman: SEKIGUCHI Yoshifumi (Mayor of Tokamachi-city), session 2 and 3 only
    Vice-chairman: KUWABARA Haruka (Mayor of Tsunan-town), session 2 and 3 only
    KITAGAWA Fram, General Director
    KONO Wakana, (Professor in Russian Literature and art at Waseda University), session 1 onlyAnd more

Basic COVID-19 safety measures at ETAT

a. Echigo-Tsumari is committed to protecting the health and safety of visitors and staff and minimising the spread of COVID-19 and thus has decided to hold the ETAT2021 under the current circumastance. With such commitment, we will continue the creation of artworks with artists while welcoming supports by kohebi members and other supporters so that we will be able to run the festival in co-operation. We will continue to monitor the advice of both prefectural and national governments accordingly and update our guidance and measures as appropriate.

b. We will introduce new ways to run the ETAT which comply with restricting capacity and avoiding physical contacts. These include introduction of e-Passport and e-bike as well as operations of viewing artworks and official guided tours.

c. We will also increase our on-line presence with recording and live-streaming during the festival so that those who will be unable to visit ETAT will also be able to enjoy the festival.

… Based upon the above-mentioned basic policy we will keep reviewing and updating our COVID-19 Safety Measures in order to deliver a safe ETAT2021.

For inquiry

Echigo Tsumari Art Field Information Center
Address c/o Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Center 3743-1 Matsudai, Tokamachi-city, Niigata 942-1526
Tel 025-761-7767
Fax 025-761-7911
E-mail info@tsumari-artfield.com
Press Officer
Address Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee Tokyo Office c/o Art Front Gallery A, Hillside Terrace, 29-13 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033
Tel 03-3476-4360
Fax 03-3476-4874
E-mail tsumaripr@artfront.co.jp
Stay In Touch

Stay connected with the ETAT official social media to receive the latest news and event information, and the many seasonal faces of Echigo-Tsumari as well as new issue of the ETAT official media, “Art from the Land”.