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With a declining birthrate, aging population, and depopulation, "creating a new town"

Tsunan Town, Nakaunuma gun, Niigata Prefecture, population 10,393 people. Brand Rice Production of rice "Koshihikari produced by Uonuma" is a busy town, blessed with the natural environment, the topographical representation of the town is the largest river terrace in Japan. As in the middle mountainous areas throughout the country, people living in the area are suffering about town development, new industries invitation, entrepreneurs, etc., as the birthrate declines and the population is declining. Yu Yu Kuwahara, a female agriculture farmer in Tsunan Town, is planning an open talk event "Live TV from Tsunan daytime!" (Abbreviated lunchtime) (^^) and is seeking support at the FAAVO Niigata of Cloud Funding. Unlike the town council's question and answer, the event aims to foster public opinion of townsmen and young people frankly hope, anxiety, troubles, openly, (aiming to create a "bottom-up town") (^ ^) Create a new town! Talk event by Tsunan Town People "Live TV from lunch in Tsunan!" (FAAVO) · Objective: I would like to organize a live television from Tsunan's day and make a public discussion forum with the townspeople! · Applications: Venue setting fee, Internet relay cost · Return: Local products etc. The target amount is 100,000 yen, until October 20th. In return, there are also "Geo Confectionery Set" of local confectioneries · Matsuya, Limited of Ryukebuki Onsen "Name Water Tofu & Otoro", it looks delicious (^ ^) I support you. Kuwabara Yu (Drafting person Facebook) From the Tsunamachi Council (Hara Kuwahara) (Nobuyuki Kokai) hope for politics

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Earth's Art Festival: Echigo-Tsumari 2013 Summer is held until September 1

The title permanently exhibited at the Echigo Tsumari Satoyama Contemporary Art Museum "Kinare" is "Frogstone". The phlogiston theory (English: phlogiston theory) is a philosophy in the history of science that "burning" is the process of releasing substances such as furogystone (fuel, spirit). The era when the phlogiston theory was widely believed extends from the latter half of the 17th century for about 100 years until the end of the 18th century, which is replaced by oxygen theory by Lavoisier. (Wikipedia) Acquire various trees from various places in Echigo-Tsumari's area, sculpture and carbonize. The fragrance and texture unique to each tree will pass through the fire and transform into a grayish black mineral figure. Kawasaki Minami 's work "Home sweet home - Thank you for being with me -" in the Matsudai "Agricultural Stage" gallery was cute (^ ^) I photographed a lot of pictures at the Earth Art Festival 2012 . I made a part of it as a photo gallery. Echigo Arts Festival: Echigo-Tsumari 2013 Summer is held until September 1. We are adding a gallery to Tokamachi City 'Forest School Kyo Roro' (^^) Movie (Nobuyuki Kokai) of Echigo Tsumari Satoyama Contemporary Art Museum [Official Site]

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Earth art festival: Australia House (Australia · house)

"Echigo Arts Festival's Village Echigo-Tsumari 2013 Summer" is being held from 20th Saturday to 20th September 2013 (Sun). Australia strongly sympathized with the philosophy of the art festival of the earth, "Humans are included naturally", and since the first time in 2000, I participated in the art festival every day. In the meantime, Australia House was born in 2009 as a crystal of exchanges with the Echigo-Tsumari area that has been continuing. The original building refurbished the traditional private house of Urata Tokamachi shi Niigata prefecture, which had become a vacant house, but it was completely destroyed by the Nagano Prefecture North Earthquake of March 12, 2011. Rebuilding the symbol of reconstruction "Australia House": "Tsunan Newspaper" (August 3, 2012 / pdf) Newborn Australia House is located in Kamata district of Tokamachi City, Andrew Burns ) It is based on Mr. design. Australia House (Australian Embassy Sites) Andrew Burns Architects (Website) On the walls of the Australia House, works that are expressed by neon are valuable words chosen by the mirror and local residents. · Look at the river with snow and jade color · feel the mountain god · see our children · see our suffering · see firmly and finally with red neon · drink tea together · Australia · house (earth Dylan Nang Lang - Mountain House (opened at the event)

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The challenge of migrant girls "I want to connect to the next generation!" Project

The local support crowd Funding Furbo (FAAVO) project of Niigata Prefecture Tokamachi Village "I want to connect to the next generation" project is 680,000 yen, leaving 40 days against the target amount of 320,000 yen (^ ^) The staff of the project and everyone of the "migrant girls" also "exceeded the achievement rate by over 200%, and also decided the Thank you party at Roppongi Tokyo fair! I was very happy! Thank you!" It is. I am supporting you (^ ^) I have uploaded a slide of slide! (Chukuritai / FAAVO Niigata) Although it is agriculture season, it seems that the free paper "ChuClu (Chukuru)" production project is also proceeding. A slide showing the contents of the booklet is released. A wonderful smile photo, I am looking forward to completing it for August issue (^ ^) Free paper to send out middle and mountainous areas where migrants girls continue for 1000 years 【Chucule】 Chikuru from Hino Masaki Ikeya · Iriyama guide (Tokamachi-shi Regional ostrich executive committee) Nozomachi Village "I want to connect to the next generation!" Project (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Project of "I want to connect to the next generation" project of Tokamachi Village

We will support the local support crowdfunding furbo (FAAVO) project "I want to connect to the next generation!" Project of the Tokamachi Niigata prefecture village! I want to connect to the next generation! Living in the middle mountainous area of ​​Niigata as a booklet! [ChuClu (Chukuru)] Kakikawa Sakashita was born and raised in Kagawa Prefecture and was brought up to Tokyo. After graduation, he came to emigrate to a mountainous village in Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture, Ikedani for the third year. Girls who have migrated to interstellar areas are collectively called "migrants girls". Kibo Shuuraku (Kanayan Blog · Profile) IketaniChannel (YouTube) Interesting ^ ^ "Migrants girls" together with everyone of "Niigata Ina College" who supports emigration to Niigata, I wanted to create a free paper to communicate the living of the area, and launched a cloud funding project. Mr. Sakashita said, "Making a" job "at the site of a middle mountain area where people are flowing out," making a living "and doing agriculture are going against the times and challenging so to speak It's days. I also wanted to answer the feelings of Grandpa's grandmother "I want to connect the village to the next generation" wanting to protect the important things there, I decided to start this bookletization project! "I say. Ikeya · Iriyama Guide (Tokamachi City Area Occur Executive Committee) Kanako Sakashita (Facebook) There is a movie of active "Tokamachi Agriculture Girl Women's Association" on YouTube (^^) NORAGI Project * Tokamachi Agriculture Girl Women's Association (YouTube) Design Cloud Funding to a New Growth Phase (March 4, 2012 Nobuyuki Kokai) Update Cloud Funding's Domestic Historical Maximum (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Museum

The earth art festival Tokamachi city bot was in the mountains.

On September 17, Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2012 of Echigo Arts Festival closed. The total number of visitors has not finished yet, but the total number of visitors as of September 16 (Sunday) totaled 450,974, compared with the same period of 2009 (the 4th exhibition) It seems that it increased by%. About the number of customers entering the art festival on earth (Tokamachi City release PDF) Tokamachi City pot settlement never visited before. It is a place name named for a mortar-shaped terrain. I imagined a more flat topography, but there was a settlement on the slope of the mountain, not at Nagayama. The mountain path from the bowl to the Naga mountain is a steep, winding narrow road. When you live in Hokkaido with a lot of shallow flat land, it seems that it takes time to understand the rugged mountain village. Bowl & Shizo Tajima · I watched a picture book and a museum of nuts. Many figurines (Okake) making use of nature have the same thing as one, rich in expression and color, and it was a space of "Handmade Picture Book". Especially, I liked the room of this picture. Although I make instruments and vehicles using iron materials, I felt that the designs and works that can imagine a fantasy future space, not the past or the present, are funny. I took a JR Iiyama Line (art train) from Tokamachi Station, got off at Tsunan Station and walked for a while. Nostalgic scenery was spreading, it was hot (^^) 【Art FileD100】 Jean-Michel Alberola "Art train" (YouTube)

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Tokamachi

Earth earth art festival Oniyama and Time tunnel

I went to Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town at the art festival of the earth. I met this big dragonfly on the way to go. Known as Japan's largest (9 - 11 cm) dragonfly, the scientific name "sieboldii" is a donation to Philippe Franz von Siebold which has made a remarkable achievement in biological research in Japan. When I was a child, I was in the mountains of Kurisawa Town Moritadori in Sorachi-gun, so insects such as grasshopper, butterflies, stag beetle, and grasshopper were like friends (^ ^) However, rarely encountered onyoungma , Shiokaratombo etc. It became delightful to see a little big dragonfly. In memory, if you think that it was not so big, Hikkido 's oni yama is a bit small (8 cm) (^^) It is in the dragonfly (Wikipedia) kinare and is the work of Carlsten Hörler (Belgium / Sweden). The spiral pattern of red and white blue goes through the rotating tunnel, and the sense of equilibrium is shaken. It is also an icon that reminds me of "barber shop" in common in the world, it seems that there is a theory derived from blood. I came immediately to the SF TV movie 'Time Tunnel'. I was excited about this SF drama and watched it. It felt like a work that could also be linked to "the art festival of the earth" traveling through the past and the future era (^ ^) As a function of the time tunnel, we send people and objects from the tunnel to the past and to the future In addition to the basic functions as a time machine to move time, space movement is also possible, you can set the time and space coordinates, monitor the video of the place and talk to the site. Earth art festival: Tag (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Innovation

You should give way to young people (Make way for the young!)

On the 31st of last month, I happened to screen the French movie "The Artist" (Tokamachi Cinema Paradise) in Tokamachi City, which I came to see the Earth art festival, so I watched it again. In 1929, due to technological innovation from Silent to Torquay, the acting power, talent and individuality demanded by actors changed significantly. It seems to overlap with Japan where innovation and generational change do not proceed. An up-and-coming actress Pephi who gets interviewed by a reporter before a large star George of silent film eats meets, "Old actor should give way to young people". George who heard this is deeply hurt, saying "I gave way to you," rising up, becoming more and more lonely. The line of this Pepee remained especially above the heart. However, the movie "artist" presents a universal "love of truth" and "a fresh musical movie". They just fade away. (Nobuyuki Kokai) The last tap dance (movie) depicting the future and hope is impressive. Old actors and new stars will raise their talent while challenging fresh movies by breaking old shells. It was a wonderful movie that won the 84th American Academy Award Work Award, the other 5 categories (^ ^) The movie is "Bande-annonce 2 du film" The Artist ". Movie "Artist" (Official Site) The Artist (IMDb) Ratings: 8.2

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Innovation

Earth art festival Creating a future staring at the past culture

Tokamachi City Museum has the oldest national treasure "fire-type pottery" in Japan, whose production time is 4500 years ago. I was tired of walking in the hot weather and went to the museum looking for a cool place, but it's worth watching. Among decorative Jomon pottery, it is a decorative rich pottery that makes you feel the fun of design and rich culture. Instead of pursuing practicality and functionality alone, living tools that enrich human sensibility. It is the origin of art. At the Tokamachi Museum, we also display textiles and related materials designated by important cultural properties, as well as snowmelt equipment of Tokamachi, a heavy snowy area. Although museums and historical materials museums explain things of the past, the future is hidden in the idea, technology and design. I took a course from Matsushiro which has 6 courses. It was a course around the forest school Kyororo, the dream house, the Australia house, but the couple and the boys and the camera girls were together. Do you think that ancient Japanese rich cultures have social appraisal to produce new value and inherit to children with dreams? Is not it finished with the study of archeology? Curated from the Jomon culture and the art festival of the earth. Pose a new lifestyle. (^^) Tokamachi City "Forest School Kyo Ryo" (Nobuyuki Kokai) Earth Earth Art Festival: Australia House (Nobuyuki Kokai) Art culture festival innovation,

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The art festival of the earth The Tokachimachi City Matsudai agricultural stage

1 hour and 10 minutes from New Chitose Airport to Niigata Airport, change from Niigata station by Nagaoka, Echigo-kawa, and 2 hours 20 minutes to Tokamachi-shi. The journey of the train, the train window and the station name are nostalgic as I remember 38 years ago. 10 minutes to Matsuyo (Matsudai) by "Hokuetsu Express Hokuhoku Line" from Tokamachi City. I got on this train for the first time. It was mostly in the tunnel, but convenience is exceptional. As the railway network connecting the Hokuriku (Kanazawa City) and the Tokyo metropolitan area with the Joetsu Shinkansen line, it seems that it is rare and surplus management at present as "the third sector railroad". The railroads full of tunnels traversing the snowy regions of the mountains are built through political twists and turns. After the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in FY2014, the number of passengers is forecasted to decrease, and creativity and revitalization of the surrounding areas are required. In the Matsushiro area, "agricultural stage" directly connected to Matsuyo station and "Hanasaki Tsumari" which Yayoi Kusama says the most favorite will welcome you. Art work is scattered in the area where beautiful terraced paddy spreads, you can enjoy walking satoyama course. We are building relationships between urban and rural communities through "Matsudai Rice paddy bank" efforts. It is scattered with many objects and works, so it may be very difficult to find your own preference (^ ^) On this day I also met many nice 'camera girls'. At "Satoyama Art Zoo" you see the air of the future when looking at the picture taking photos with the voice "cute ~". Satoyama and decayed farmers and contemporary art now seems a little unclear and uncomfortable, but I feel like enriching the creativity of the area by leaving authority and high school, leaving academic (^ ^) Earth's Art festival Matsushiro area (Official site)

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Museum

Video of Echigo Tsumari Satoyama Contemporary Art Museum [Kinnare]

The 1st Echigo Arts Festival was held for 53 days from 20th July to 10th September 2000 and 148 works by artists who participated from overseas 32 countries and regions were set up and visitors during the holding period It seems that the number was about 163,000. The 5th Earth Arts Festival this year is held for 51 days from July 29th to September 17th. I will watch it for 4 days from tomorrow. I'd like to update my blog from Tokamachi for the first time in a few years (^ ^) Earth art festival (Official site) Echigo Art Festival Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (Wikipedia) Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (en: Wikipedia) There are 366 works that are in there. "It is an image video of the Echigo Tsumari Satoyama Contemporary Art Museum" Kinare "photographed by Imai Yoshiaki (^^) It is impossible for this visit (schedule decision)! . At the Echigo Arts Festival 2012 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Imai Yoshiaki of the image which carries the image Kiroku (official record) of Tsumari possesses more than 100 PV creation & YouTube up during the period. EchigoTsumariARtFILe (YouTube) Imai Yoshiaki Kobozo activity diary: Official art festival official supporter (official blog)

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France

Frankul Night and fog and Boltanski No Man's Land

Mr. Viktor Emil Frankl (1905 - 1997) is an Austrian psychiatrist and psychologist. During the Second World War it was sent to concentration camps by the Nazis for being a Jew. "Night and fog" which was written based on this experience was translated into 17 languages ​​including Japanese and has been read over over 60 years. I was shocked when I first read it. What is human beings .... The author analyzes the psychological state of the people put in the limit. Why do supervisors treat people like insects and how can inmates keep equilibrium of the mind or collapse? As I draw this question, the author's thought extends to the existence of human beings. Night and fog (film) Director: Alain · Rene Born in France he is a Jew. Christian Boltanski (Christian Boltanski) has published works with the theme of "life and death" and "memory" of humans, but when I saw this No Man's Land, I immediately got a scene of "night and fog" The picture revived. Christian Boltanski / Christian Boltanski Works Image Collection (NAVER / bikkle 520) Echigo Art Festival Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2012 will begin on July 29th. Earth earth art festival 2012 (Official site) Niigata, Tokamachi City, Tsunamachi will jointly organize a Wi-Fi spot during the Earth Art Festival. (Released on 7/25) Maintenance of WiFi spot (Echigo-Tsumari area) pdf

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