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Oku-Noto Triennale


'Something Else is Possible' by Tobias Rehberger (2017)  

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A unique collaboration of  modern art and nature scattered around the Noto Peninsula

Ishikawa prefecture


'The Boat Which Carries Time' by Chiharu Shiota (2017)


If you're seeking a unique cultural experience, look no further than the Oku-Noto Triennale. This art festival, held in Suzu City at the tip of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, is a celebration of traditions and contemporary art. The festival was first held in the Autumn of 2017 and the third festival is scheduled to be held from September 23 to November 12, 2023.


Agehama-style salt making


Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Suzu boasts beautiful natural scenery, from rugged coastlines to secluded inland beaches, treating visitors to a visual feast. The city is also steeped in rich cultural traditions, including cuisine from the sea and mountains, traditional festivals, pottery, roof-tiles and salt-making being passed down through generations. Drawing inspiration from the region's natural beauty and cultural heritage, artists from all over the world come together to create unique and inspiring works of art that are showcased during the festival.


Noto Kiriko Festival


The Oku-Noto Triennale creates new cultural landscapes through the resonance of traditional lifestyles and cutting-edge ideas from artists both domestic and international.  Even outside of the festival period, permanent exhibitions are regularly open to the public, with outdoor pieces able to be enjoyed year-round. Visitors can witness the creations take their place among the ever-changing scenery of the four seasons. With artwork scattered all around the city, it's worth taking a trip to Suzu to see this unique collaboration for yourself.



How to get there


From Noto Satoyama Airport to the center of town (Roadside Station Suzunari), about 40 minutes by rental car or sharing taxi (pre-booked).


Suzu-shi, Ishikawa-ken



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