Echigo-Tsumari is a region consisting of Tokamachi city and Tsunan town, in Niigata prefecture, known for heavy snowfall in winter, which covers the landscape completely with snow as high as three metres.
The Echigo-Tsumari Art Field is running its Winter 2016 event with a line up of programs that has something for everyone.
Echigo Tsumari Winter 2016 Special Ticket
Undoubtedly the best way to experience Echigo-Tsumari, this ticket gives access to all of the below programs, as well as a discount at the local onsen (hot spring). It also allows unlimited access to Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE.
|Adults||JPY 2500 (JPY 2300 advance)|
|Children under 15||JPY 1500 (JPY 1300 advance)|
Tickets can be purchased on the official website (Japanese only) or at:
. Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE
. Matsudai Nohbutai
. Tokamachi city Tourist Association (Tokamachi Station, west exit, general tourist information centre)
. Kanko Koryu-kai at Tokamachi city government office
Details can be found ( here )
Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks: Sat 5 March 2016
The biggest fireworks in the world over a snow field! This is a one-day event to enjoy the fantastic world of light in the snow. Join Kyota Takahashi, an artist of light, to plant one of the 20,000 “seeds of light” (a small LED light bulb) which will glow beautifully in the snowfield. Then look up into the sky to see remarkable fireworks spread over and illuminate the winter landscape. And be amused (and amazed) by unique cascades of coloured light over snow fired from a snow-shooting machine.
Snow Sports Day featuring Matsudai Fuyu-no-jin: Sat 12 March 2016
A special day dedicated to enjoying playful games in the snow with artists, local residents, and other supporters. This event is held in conjunction with a local festival, “Matsudai Fuyu-no-jin,” which invites participants to race up the hill to be a “one-day” lord of Matsudai castle.
Corridor of Light by Kyota Takahashi: Fri 4 to Sun 6; Fri 11 – Sun 13 March 2016
Kyota Takahashi invites you to follow light and wander in the cloister surrounded by piles of snow, or stop by and duck into a snow dome.
Special exhibitions: Sat 30 Jan to Mon 21 Mar 2016
Reverie of Substance by Naoko Tanaka, at Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE
A much-awaited solo exhibition by Naoko Tanaka, who presented impressive work for ETAT2015 (Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale). Book yourself with a special performance of light and shadow in the public space of the museum.
Homemade Landscape by Mitsuhiro Ikeda, at Matsudai Nohbutai Gallery
Mitsuhiro Ikeda, who participated in ETAT2003 and 2006, returns to Echigo-Tsumari with a unique exhibition including illuminating drawings which he began to create during his residency in Nordic countries, and invites you to enjoy the magic of vision.
Guided Tours: Fri 4 – Sun 6 / Fri 11 – Sun 13 Marh 2016
Special tours including easy day-trip and relaxing overnight stay to participate in these programs, enjoy country hospitality, and taste local winter delicacies.