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House of Light
House of Light
Media Arts

House of Light


Information Address: Ueno 2891, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture
Admission: Adults, ¥600; Children, ¥300 (visit only)

Stay overnight at the House of Light, a modern-built traditional Japanese house and experiential artwork by American artist James Turrell. Turrell created the piece for the first Echigo-Tsumari Art Trienniale in 2000. The Light Bath bathroom is installed with fiber optic lighting for a special bathing experience, and the Outside In Japanese-style room has a square sky window from which you can enjoy the changing color of the sky. The house presents a unique point of view that fuses contemporary light art and traditional Japanese design.