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Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2022


"Tsumari in Bloom" by Kusama Yayoi  
Photo by Nakamura Osamu  

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A festival celebrating art and travels in the expansive nature of southern Niigata Prefecture

Tokamachi City



"Tunnel of Light" by Ma Yansong / MAD Architects  Photo by Nakamura Osamu


As a pioneer of regional art festivals within Japan, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale uses art as a guidepost for your adventure to a world surrounded by nature. This festival is a prime example of using art to explore different regions, and it has garnered much recognition both in and outside of Japan.


In southern Niigata Prefecture's Echigo-Tsumari region, the expansive satoyama landscape, or the unspoiled areas between the mountain foothills and cultivated Japanese farming villages, has served as the venue for this international art festival for 20 years running. The art on show here, created by both Japanese and foreign artists, incorporates the local culture through engaging installations and exhibitions.


"Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture Book Art" by Tashima Seizo  Photo by Ishizuka Gentaro


The 2022 festival will run from April 29th, Friday to November 13th, Sunday. During the summer season, from July 30th, Saturday to September 4th, Sunday, over 300 different artworks will be displayed at the venue.

Even outside of the festival dates, more than 200 permanent exhibits remain on display in the satoyama areas of the Echigo-Tsumari region. Guided tours and events are organized throughout the year so visitors can experience the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale whenever they like! Using art as your guide, come journey to this beautiful area where nature is the backdrop.


"Reverse City" by Pascale Marthine Tayou  Photo by Miyamoto Takenori + Seno Hiromi




How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the Joetsu Bullet Train to Echigo-Yuzawa Station (about 75 minutes). Then board the Hokuhoku Line Rapid Train for Tokamachi Station (about 30 minutes).


Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee Office
251-17 Asahicho, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata-ken



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