Dappi Suru Ie (Shedding House) (Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale Artwork)
The Shedding House is an artwork which was created
for the third Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale in 2006.
Junichi Kurakake and students from the art department
at Nihon University used chisels to carve the walls,
floors and pillars of this 150-year old wooden house,
resulting in a unique textural pattern on its entire surface.
From its planning stages and production,
it took around two and a half years and the contribution
of over 3,000 people to reach completion;
it has become a glorious revival for this old Japanese farmhouse.
The house is located nearby the Hoshitouge rice terraces,
a famous scenic spot which attracts photographers from all over Japan;
the farmers who cultivate these live in the same village.
The Shedding House is a compelling artistic space
with a remarkable structure – Guests can spend their time indulging
in a quite evening, tranquility,
the beauty of the rice terraces and agricultural village.
● ¥15,000 + ¥3,000 per adult per night
(elementary school children: ¥1,500;
children between age 3 and elementary school age: \1,000)
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+81-25-761-7767(Echigo Tsumari Art Field Information Center)