The New Snow Era – Lifestyle and Culture in Ebetsu City

Setagaya Culture Life Information Center, Seikatsu-Kobo

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Ebetsu City in Hokkaido is known as “Little Setagaya” because of the 33 households that relocated there from Tokyo in 1945 in order to help increase food production. The group also introduced cultural activities and educational programs for children while facing a fire bombing and many postwar hardships. In 1947, the “Setagaya Club” first published “Shin Yuki” (New Snow), a magazine with essays, poetry, and accounts of daily life in Ebetsu. Participant Tomu Yamagata, who continues to work as an artist within the farming community, also established the “Setagaya Art Museum of the North.” Presenting residents’ written accounts of life in Ebetsu, artwork by Tomu Yamagata, documentation of the play “River” staged by a local theater group, and more, this is the first exhibition to spotlight culture and life in “Little Setagaya.”

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Talk by Tomu Yamagata
Date: Feb. 17 (Sun) 11:00–11:30

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from January 26, 2019 to March 10, 2019
Exhibition Hours: 9:00–20:00

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