Oniyanma Flying Course (9/5-11/13 Weekends & Holidays)

Departing from and arriving at Echigo Yuzawa Station, this one-day tour focuses on new & famous empty house works. Lunch will be at Ubusuna House. Please enjoy a flavorful meal prepared with local ingredients and served in a pottery artist's dish. This course is recommended for first-time visitors as well as repeaters.


9:15 Echigo Yuzawa Station (East Exit Bus Terminal) Registration starts
9:30 Departure from Echigo Yuzawa Station (East Exit Bus Terminal)
10:45 Installation of black yarn stretched over an empty house
Shiota Chiharu, "House Memory"
The "House Memory" is made of black wool yarn stretched in every direction from the first floor to the ceiling of an empty house. Woven into the yarn are "things that are unwanted but cannot be thrown away" collected from local residents. Please enjoy viewing this work while remembering the silkworm raising that took place on the second floor, and the lifestyle of the young couple and their parents who lived in the house.
10:40 Not to be missed! Christian Boltanski new work
Christian Boltanski, "Les Regards"
Boltanski, who passed away last year, has been involved in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale since 2000 and has left behind numerous masterpieces. The work attempts to lose the "belonging" of the people in the photographs and express a new soul in the forest. The work, in which the viewer seems to see through the eyes of the photographs, reflects Boltanski's philosophy of installation that draws the viewer into the work, allowing the viewer to experience the work or the viewers to look at each other.
11:15 Expressing light in an empty house using glass
TODO, "Kurokura palace"
This is a new work by TODO, who uses collected materials and the accumulation of time as a backdrop for his artwork, based on the theme of "the uniqueness of place. This is the first time he has used an entire empty house for his work, and on the first floor, laminated glass is embedded in the pillars as if to visualize the years of the house's memory. In the space paved with white stones, the pottery of old houses with snow-colored clay from the Kurokura community is placed. The houses are covered with snow, conveying a winter scene.
11:50 Step into the empty house and you'll find a gorgeous playground!
Toyofuku Ryo, "Golden Playroom"
A luxurious playground. The golden playground, where all parts of daily necessities and industrial goods are painted gold, is where you can actually play, with qilin and phoenixes watching over you as you play, and werewolves and mermaids also appear. This time, the second floor will also be greatly expanded, with a collection of nostalgic game consoles and all sorts of things from around the world, making the space even more mysterious and exciting.
12:45 Enjoy a handmade lunch prepared by mothers at Ubusuna House
Fuse Tomoko, "UBUSUNA WHITE"
In this thatched restaurant, which is over 100 years old, you can enjoy the flavorful cuisine prepared by local mothers. On the first floor, visitors can enjoy works of art created by pottery artists, such as kamado (fireplace), sunken hearth, and bath, while on the second floor, they can enjoy the works of world-renowned origami artist Tomoko Fuse. The works express respect for the spirit that resides in the house by folding white paper. On display are works on shoji paper using the "infinite folding" technique, spiral drop-like works, and vivid boxes.
14:05 The Story of Niiza and the New Seat
Nakazaki Tohru「Note to myself: For days when I will take a seat on a new tatami chair」
Set in an empty house in the Niiza district, the work began when the artist left an old chair that had been used for many years and was in bad shape in the tatami room.
14:40 A masterpiece that uses the color red to depict the community in large paintings.
Nawin Rawanchaikul + Nawin Productions "The School of Akakura"
Created in 2015, this large painting, modeled after Raphael's masterpiece "The School of Athens" in the Vatican Palace, depicts the people living in the Akakura community on behalf of the ancient Greek philosopher. In 2022, "Akakura School" will be updated with new paintings and installations that will serve as a counterpart to the old work.
15:10 Renovated last summer, the region's leading contemporary art museum
Museum on Echigo-Tsumari
This is the base facility of the Art Triennale, which was renovated last summer and opened to the public with many new works.
A series of memorial exhibitions will be held in memory of the departed artists and their works.
17:00-17:15 Arrive at Echigo Yuzawa Station and disband

*The guide will be available only in Japanese. If you wish, we can provide English-language materials about the artworks; please indicate this in the notes section when you make your reservation.

*Itineraries are subject to change or cancellation due to natural disasters or road conditions.

*Tour sales and operation may be cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus. The decision to implement the tour will be made in accordance with the guidelines of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.

*We ask for your cooperation in taking local measures against coronavirus infection when participating in the tour.

*We will assign you a seat on the bus. If you have a companion for another application, please enter it in the remarks column.

*Participants who wish to do so may make a stopover at the last stopover artwork. If you wish to make a stopover, please enter it in the remarks column when applying for the tour.

*Arrival time at the final destination may be changed. Please make sure to reserve your return Shinkansen train with enough time to spare.

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Dates Except Tuesdays and Wednesdays from July 30 (Sat.) to September 4 (Sun.)
Admission Adults (elementary school students and older): 13,000 yen Children (3 to 5 years old): 3,000 yen / bus fare, lunch, guide fee, consumption tax
*ETAT Passport to view artworks is required to participate in the tour. If you do not have the ETAT passport, please purchase one at the time of tour purchase.

*Credit cards accepted for payment are Visa and MasterCard. If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please contact the organizer via e-mail.
Deadline 00:00 (0:00 pm) on the day of the reminder
Origin / Destination Echigo Yuzawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal
Transportation Bus
Capacity 25 (minimum number of reminders: 1)
Host Travel planning and execution: Niigata Prefecture Governor's Registered Travel Agency Region-440, NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization 3743-1 Matsudai, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan Travel Agents Association regular member 025-761-7749 / tour@tsumari-artfield.com

-No tour guide will accompany the tour.
-Please read the terms and conditions of this tour, including the cancellation policy, before participating.

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Travel Conditions

NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization Standard Conditions of Travel

【Methods of payment】

-Book and pay on asoview website
-Credit card (Visa/Master)
-Book now, pay later(Paidy)
-Bank transfer
– Please contact the tour organiser by email. 

※ We are afraid that we don’t accept cash payment on the day of the tour.


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