Thank you for coming - Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2021 Winter SNOWART


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Thank you for coming!

We are pleased to have delivered “Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2021 Winter SNOWART” from 23 January to 14 March 2021. Thanks to the heavy snowfall for the first time in two years, we managed to bring back some of the programs which we couldn’t run last year due to the lack of snow and lots of people enjoyed the program under the beautiful winter sky.

Snowy Wonderland at the outdoor space of KINARE. Many children enjoyed long-waited “snowboard” which we couldn’t run last year. Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu

A workshop of making chinkoro held every weekend and produced cute chinkoro at the new artwork for this year, “Under the Gigantic Kotatsu”. Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu

The “Kotatsu Car Circuit” returned again this year as “Kotatsu Car Modern Art Museum”. People in all ages enjoyed exploring as they watched snow-dumping tool. Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu

“Snowy Wonderland” at the outdoor space adjecent to Matsudai Nohbutai hosted “NOWFIELD TABLE” this winter. At last we managed to welcome many people to the table this year. Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu

Experience anbo on the “SNOWFIELD TABLE”. Magu-san made of straw watched everyone from behind.

Colourful artworks by Snow Art Niigata Unit welcomed visitors in the white snow. Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu

“The gigantic slipply dip” returned for the first time in two years. Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu

The heavy snowfall sometimes made it difficult to enjoy artworks outdoor. Looking at artworks which seemed pulling themselves together in the deep snow was moving. Photo of “Boys with Red Loincloth Returned” by SEKINE Tetsuo

While we were unable to run the official guided tour due to the state of emergency in relation to COVID-19, we could offer the Yukimigozen set meal which had been exclusive to the tour participants at Echigo-Matsudai Satoyama Shokudo and many people enjoyed the delicious meal.

“Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks / Gift for Frozen Village 2021” was held on Saturday 6 March 2021, first time in two years. We had to cancel last year at the very last minutes even we were all prepared to go ahead. “Gift for Frozen Village” by Takahashi Kyota celebrated 10-year anniversary this year.

Although the event was only opened for residents of Niigata prefecture this year, approximately 35000 seeds of light were planted and brought one-night spring to the snow field. Photo by YANAGI Ayumi

We hope those who came enjoyed the winter of the snow country. While we could only open to those who live in Niigata prefecture this winter, we hope we can welcome people from different parts of Japan (and beyond) next year. In no time, ETAT2021 will be held this summer! The early bird ticket are on sale now – and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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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
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
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