From "getting known" to "being used". From "participating" to "creating & learning". The theme of this year is "WHAT IS KOUBA ?". We will explore the essence of "KOUBA", overlaped various manufacturing not only a machine processing "factory" but a handicraft "workshop". In addition to factory tours, special guests will be invited for the first talk show of the festival. Furthermore, we will introduce the craftsmanship and manufacturing at Tsubamesanjo through unique concept tours and design exhibits.
The event opens factories to the public at Tsubamesanjo, known for metalworking.VIEW ON MAP
Various peaople like business operators, governments, and creators, talk as a speaker.
Talks will include topics such as the relationship between design and management in the region
and the effects of good use of creativity.
Free (application required)
Please apply for the talk show you desire.
*One person can apply for as many applications as they like.
*Depending on the application status, it is possible to participate on the day.
Please check the details of each talk show.
A Tour of KOUBA based on a theme with a guide.
You can also visit KOUBA, which is usually not accessible.
Advance reservation required
Please select and book the tour your desire.
KOUBA NO SAITEN will be held at the same time as "TSUBAMESANJO MONODUKURI MESSE".
It is an exhibition held at Tsubamesanjo, a center of manufacturing supply products of stable quality, by the technique of metal materials accumulated by craftsmen, both domestically and internationally.
"KOUBA" is an organization that supports industries and manufacturing at Tsubamesanjo, Niigata. This area is renowned for its abundant metalworking skills and diverse range of produced goods. Our vision is to enhance its prosperity, aiming to make Tsubamesanjo the "Sanctuary of Factories (KOUBA)". Thus, through four initiatives "Learn, Create, Explore, Open", KOUBA seeks to solve problems like the aging workforce and succession issues are present in this region, promote sustainable growth in manufacturing. We hope this establishment marks the first step towards embracing a new future through collaboration with factories, craftsmen, and creators at Tsubamesanjo.