Shedding House

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 Hoshitoge 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.


Shedding House
AddressNiigataTokamachi776 Touge
business hoursNo fixed schedule(Open depending on the Art Triennale)
FeeEntry fee: Adults 500yen; Students (junior high and below) 250yen
※ During the Art Triennale or other seasonal events please purchase the special passport book or multipass ticket.
Overnight stay: 25,000yen per person, includes breakfast and dinner
Services and Facilities
  • Ichiban Loan
  • Stay without meals
ContactEchigo Tsumari Art Field Information Center