Main Area

The grand attraction of the 71st Tokamachi Snow Festival, the Main Area, can be found in the Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare and Michi no Eki Crossten areas!
Even without much snow, the goal of the Tokamachi Snow Festival is to have fun! If you don’t know where to start, come visit the Main Area!

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Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare and Michinoeki Crossten Area

6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi City, Niigata, Japan; about a 10 minute walk from the Tokamachi Train Station.
(Copy/paste this address into your GPS: 新潟県十日町市本町6-1)  MAP

Community Hiroba – a big hit each year

This Hiroba can be found in the west parking lot of Kinare. Lively food stands and other booths will be all over the Winter Market, and there will also be a Tea Ceremony.

◆Winter Market

Food stalls and other shops are lined up. You’ll be able to savor the warm cuisine and generosity of our area.

Date: February 15th, 2020 (Saturday) 9am-9pm; February 16th, 2020 (Sunday) 9am-3pm
Location: Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare – West Parking Lot (6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan)

◆Snowtop Tea Ceremony

Come witness a traditional Japanese tea ceremony! You can also drink some of the freshly made tea.

Date: February 15th, 2020 (Saturday) 2pm-3:30pm and 4:30pm-6pm
Location: Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare – West Parking Lot – Snowtop Tea Ceremony (6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan)

Snow Festival Special Stage in Kinare

◆Opening Festival 2020

The Opening Festival 2020 will feature many different acts: hip-hop dancing from DSS Hiphop Dance School, a GORGEOUS kimono show from Mayu no Kai (a local kimono group), and an adorable dance put on by students from the Tenshi and Atago Kindergartens.
Comedians Jimmy Onishi and PISTACHIO will also be putting on shows. Let’s get this snow festival started with this awesome stage!

Date: February 15th, 2020 (Saturday) 9:30am-11:30am
Performers: Jimmy Onishi, PISTACHIO, DSS Hiphop Dance School, Mayu no Kai, local kindergarteners (Tenshi and Atago Kindergartens)
MCs: Yuusuke Nakashizuka, Tetsuya Otani
Location: Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare – Special Stage (6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan)

◆13th Gosetsu (Heavy Snow) JAM

This high power music festival was started not for the purpose of holding a music festival, but to invite people from all over to their hometown of Tokamachi and spread the love and appreciation of the city and Niigata prefecture itself to the entire country.

Date: February 15th, 2020 (Saturday) 11:30am-5:30pm
Location: Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare – Special Stage (6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan)

◆Snow Festival Special Jazz Night featuring the Ayumi Koketsu Quartet

This specially-formed quartet is led by Ayumi Koketsu, an ace in the jazz world.
This live show is sure to delight hardcore jazz fans and casual listeners alike. Please enjoy the snow festival even more with this powerful sound!

Date: February 15th, 2020 (Saturday) 6pm
Location: Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare – Special Stage (6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan)
※ Please note the information for this performance has changed. Admission is now free!!
Alto Sax: Ayumi Koketsu,Piano: Akane Matsumoto,Bass: Takuya Sakazaki,Drums: Ryo Shibata

◆Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Show

After the Ryusoulger show ends, stick around for a photo op with the heroes themselves!

Date: February 16th, 2020 (Sunday) 1st show at 10:30am; 2nd show at 1pm
Location: Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare – Special Stage (6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan)
Partnership thanks to Camera & Print Shop Yuzawa.

Echigo-Tsumari Art Festival with Tokamachi Snow Festival

Artists from the Echigo-Tsumari Art Festival will be participating in the Tokamachi Snow Festival!

◆Michiyoshi Isozaki – Makio the Giant and the Snow Walk

This gigantic balloon named Makio will make an appearance at the Tokamachi Snow Festival! He will go for light walks, shoot out letter parachutes and connect complete strangers.

Date: February 15th, 2020 (Saturday) 9am-9pm; February 16th, 2020 (Sunday) 9am-3pm
Location: Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare Grounds (6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi City, Niigata)

◆Ondekoza – Performance from a Wadaiko Group

This popular Japanese drum group has participated in the Echigo Tsumari Art Field since 2012 and will put on a wild show for the Tokamachi Snow Festival!

Date: February 15th, 2020 (Saturday) 7pm-8pm
Location: Echigo-Tsumari Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare – Special Stage (6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Snow Play Area – when you want to play in the snow, even when there is none around

Let’s be real – if you come to Tokamachi, you HAVE to play in the snow.
Come to this area and you’ll be able to play in all the snow you want!

 

※ Please note that events and details are subject to change without notice.

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