October 21, Limited “Athletic meet for Onigiri!” Tour

Join the players of FC Echigo-Tsumari and local people for a Sports Day and enjoy tasty onigiri rice balls.
Main artworks: Nunagawa Campus, Kyororo, Hong Kong House / Echigo-Tsumari “Kamigo Clove Theatre”


9:15 Meet at and depart from Echigo-Yuzawa Sta.
65 min
10:20 Arrive at the "Athletic meet for Onigiri!” venue
Nunagawa Campus, a renovated former Nunagawa Elementary School, is a school-like space for a wide variety of people. It also functions as a base for "FC Echigo-Tsumari," which plays a central role in athletic events.
10:30 Let’s start "Athletic meet for Onigiri!”
FC Echigo-Tsumari, a women's soccer team born from the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, will play a central role in leading the participants to victory! The competitions designed by the players are not only fun to participate in, but also to watch. What's more, the competition will be enlivened by "Farming implements as instruments!" (a Kamigo Clove Theatre work) artist Oka Makoto and a citizen's orchestra formed for the Art Festival will perform farming implements as musical instruments.
12:00 Let's eat onigiri together! (Lunch Time)
This event is a project by EAT & ART TARO, an artist who pursues unique food experiences. Let's all taste onigiri.
13:00 The winner is decided! Closing Ceremony & Results
Artist Junichi Kuramake, who has created many works around Matsudai area including Nunagawa campus, is in charge of the venue and trophy production.
20 min.
14:00 A facility that can hold 2000-tonne load, like a submarine
Kyororo (designed by Tezuka Takaharu / Tezuka Yui)
Kyororo standing adjacent to the beech tree forest called Bijinbayashi, is a natural science museum featuring the nature of satoyama in Matsunoyama in the heavy snowfall region. Visitors can enjoy both art and surrounding nature.
20 min.
15:10 Enjoy the works of both the overseas exchange center and the performance center at one time.
Hong Kong House/Echigo-Tsumari “Kamigo Clove Theatre”
Hong Kong House is a residency and gallery facility that serves as a base for cultural exchange with Hong Kong. This summer, local and Hong Kong residents interacted to complete a work of art.
Renovated from a closed junior high school, Kamigo Clove Theatre is a performing arts center for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. A popular work at last year's Art Festival, "Farming implements as instruments!” was relocated and upgraded.
30 min.
16:20 One of the base museums that "exhibits and stores" large works of art
Yukihisa Isobe Memorial Echigo-Tsumari Kiyotsu Soko Museum of Art [Soko]
The former Kiyotsukyo Elementary School was renovated into an art museum. The school building houses works donated by Yukihisa Isobe, an artist involved in the first Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2000), and the gymnasium houses a permanent exhibition of works by artists associated with the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.
30 min.
17:30 Returns to Echigo-Yuzasa Sta., the tour completes.

*The guide will be available only in Japanese

*If you are interested in this tour, you do not need to make a reservation for the field day itself.

*Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes, and beverages. No sandals allowed.

*The itinerary is subject to change or cancellation due to natural disasters or road conditions.

*Please note that the itinerary may be changed or cancelled at any time due to natural disasters or road conditions. If you are traveling with a companion on a separate application, please enter the name of the companion in the remarks column.

*Tour sales and operation may be cancelled depending on the spread of the coronavirus.

*We ask for your cooperation in taking measures against coronavirus infection at the site.

*Please note that the tour will be filmed on the day of the tour.

*Arrival time at the final destination may be delayed. Please make sure to reserve your return bullet train well in advance.


Dates October 21(Sat), 2023 Limited

Admission General (elementary school students and older) /¥11,000/ Toddler (3-5 years old) ¥5,000 / ¥0 for children under 3 years old.
*In case a seat on the bus is required, the infant fee will be charged.
(Including event fee, bus fare, lunch, guide fee, and tax)
*A special ticket is necessary to participate in the tour. If you do not have a ticket, please purchase it when you book the tour.
Deadline 6:00 p.m. on the two days before the tour date
Origin / Destination Echigo-Yuzawa Sta. East Exit Bus Terminal
Transportation Charter bus(Minami-Echigo Kotsu)
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

The guide will be available only in Japanese.

-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


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