A Slice of Niigata Food Culture
- Experience Gastronomy with Tsubame Sanjo -

16 - 23 November 2019

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

Japan's premiere rice belt, Niigata, is famous for its high-quality food and agricultural products. Niigata is also home to Tsubame-Sanjo, a world-class metalworking region.

About the Exhibition

Niigata is blessed with both fertile soil and clean water, and historically had a booming agricultural industry. This industry has been sustained since the Edo Period when Niigata boasted the greatest population in Japan, when people came for the local produce and other goods. At the same time, a metalworking industry connected to the one today sprouted. The delicious food and excellent tools continued to cultivate each other’s character and improve each other even today. Niigata Prefecture would now love for Singaporeans to come and experience the food and tools that the people of Niigata love.

In this two-part exhibition, guests will be able to experience Niigata's food through trying it yourself, so please feel free to visit JCC twice to get a taste of both parts! The first half of this exhibition will feature content from the popular Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival. The second half will showcase food and culinary tools from throughout Niigata. Experience it all first-hand at JCC!

Details of the Exhibition


16 - 23 November 2019
16 - 20 Nov: Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival
21 - 23 Nov: Niigata Prefecture Exhibition


10am – 6pm (4pm on 23 Nov)
(Closed on Sundays and Mondays.)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372




Metalworking Workshop with Metal Artisan Mr Nobuo Oiwa

There will be holding a workshop where you’ll be able to make a chopstick rest out of a copper plate as a way to feel the charm of Niigata’s metalworking! The legendary metal artisan, Mr. Oiwa Nobuo, who has received a number of awards and represents Tsubame-Sanjo, will lead the workshop. Slots are limited to 5 participants per time block, so please reserve your interest in advance.


21 - 23 November 2019


10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm*
*There will not be a 4pm session on 23 November, Saturday.

(Registration starts 30 minutes before each session)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC)


FREE with RSVP required (One form per person)

Event Registration

Due to overwhelming response, all spaces for the workshop have been fully registered. If you are interested in joining the waitlist for the workshops, please e-mail us at jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp with your preferred time slot.

Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
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By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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