Four days in the Fall to experience everything Tsubame-Sanjo

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The Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival is an event held in Tsubame-Sanjo (Niigata),
an area known for metalworking, blacksmithing, carpentry.

During the event, factories normally closed to the public will open their doors to offer tours and workshops.
The festival takes place at “KOUBA”:
the factories (工場 – “KOUBA”), farms (耕場 – “KOUBA”), and markets (購場 – “KOUBA”)
that form the backbone of the Tsubame-Sanjo region.

We hope you will visit many local KOUBA to experience first-hand
the inspiring world of craftsmanship and manufacturing.

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  • Visitors under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Factory visits and workshops are limited to participants aged 7 and above.
  • Consumption of alcohol prior to participating in a visit or a workshop is prohibited.
  • Please follow the instructions of staff.
  • Please don’t touch any equipment or tools.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited on all premises.
  • Please wear clothes that are easy to work in and that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Please do not wear sandals, high heels or thick-soled shoes.
  • Please refrain from wearing loose clothing (such as long skirts) that may get caught in operating machinery.
  • Please refrain from wearing clothing that leaves your skin exposed (such as short skirts or tank tops) as some machinery will generate a considerable amount of heat.
  • Please check with staff before taking photographs. Flash photography is prohibited.
  • Some factories and workshops require reservations. Please confirm before visiting.
  • Some factories and workshops can only welcome limited groups of visitors. When visiting with a group of 10 people or more, please check with the factory in advance.
  • While each factory will have designated parking for visitors, spaces are limited and may fill quickly.

Note: Failure to abide by these rules may result in entry being denied.
The festival organizers and factories take no responsibility
for injuries caused by careless actions or failure to abide by instructions.
Please take care and enjoy your time at the festival.


工場の祭典 Factory Festival

Organization / Management : Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival Committee
TsubameSanjo Regional Industries Promotion Center
TsubameSanjo Brand Development Department
1-17, Sugoro, Sanjo, Niigata, Japan

Event Direction : method
Art Direction / Design : SPREAD
Photography : Ooki Jingu, Kazuhiro Kodaira
Edit:Yoshinao Yamada
Coordination | Kyohko Fukuda (MGNET)
Translation : Zackary Kaplan
Projection : Tomoya Kishimoto
Web : Smile Farm Inc.

Cosponsor :
TsubameSanjo Regional Industries Promotion Center,
Sanjo-city, Tsubame-city

Press : HOW INC.