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光の館 House of Light −James Turrell−

Information

  • Jan 01.2019 news Started a reservation of July from January 1st.

    ☆ Winter Plan December - March ☆
    You can use whole House of Light only your group.
    Please it with booking calendar.

    Visit Time 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Close)
    *You can not visit January 7th.

    *There will be a lot of snow on a streets and icy roads.
    It will be safer if four-wheeled vehicle.
    Please have snow tires or chains.
  • Nov 20.2018 close Every wednesday from December until end of March is closed.
    The staff is absent.
    We will return the e-mail later.

House of Light room

This experimental work, where you can experience the artist's art world,
is architecture without a parallel to anywhere in the world.

House of Light was conceived as a guesthouse for meditation,
which Turrell took the concept from Junichiro Tanizaki's essay In Praise of Shadows.

The idea came across the artist's mind to incorporate his media, lights,
with the traditional usage of light in Japanese houses.

We hope you will enjoy your time surrounded by various kinds of lights amid
the abundant nature of Echigo-Tsumari.