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Echigo-Tsumari: Gift for Frozen Village

Art and Cultural Treasures
Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture
February–March, 2020
Kyota Takahashi Gift for Frozen Village 2018/Photo by Osamu Nakamura

The village of Tokamachi, buried under deep snow, is the stage for this project which celebrates the natural beauty of this area. Attractions include the “Hikari no tane” light display—a fantasy “flower garden of light”—set in the rice paddies that are so typical of rural Japan. Local food is available at outdoor stalls, and there are star mine fireworks set to musical accompaniment.