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  Omachi city is located in the northwest of Nagano prefecture, between the Matsumoto plain and Hakuba lies the city of Omachi. 3,000m high mountains of the Northern Alps lining the west of Omachi give rise to its reputation as “Entrance of Japan Alps”.

  The city’s elevation is about 700m above sea level. With 3 natural “Nishina Lakes” reflecting the mountains, an artificial lake created by Kurobe Dam, and blessed with an abundance of hot springs, Omachi is also known as the entrance to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

  In Japan Alps Art Festival, we welcome Fram Kitagawa as the art director and create the chance to share the fascination of local resources through Food and Art.

Name:  Japan Alps Art Festival 2020

Expected day: May 31 (Sun) – July 19 (Sun) 2020

Organizer:  Japan Alps art festival executive committee

Executive Chairman:  Toru Ushikoshi(mayor of Omachi) >Message from Exective Cheirman

Director:  Fram Kitagawa >Message from Director


  Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture is alluvial fan that plentiful groundwater from the mountains of “the Japan Alps” springs up, and there are also places where people meet with the mountain gods and animals.

  Omachi city has located at the western end of “Fossa Magna” that divides the Japanese Islands into the east and west, there is a “salt road” connecting Nagano Prefecture and the Sea of Japan. It is a singular point in Japan where the geology and plants of the east and west of the Japanese Islands meet.

  The Japan Alps Art Festival is an attempt to overlook the mountain from the alluvial fan and look at the blue sky from the waterside.

  Artists create brilliant and refreshing artworks in the face of the landscape and history of this land.

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