Deadline for booking: Monday 7 October, 09:00 GMT
With UK arts organisation Grizedale Arts and artist Motoko Fujita, the village of Kiwanosato offers unique activity-based residencies throughout the year for international visitors. Guests stay in simple accommodation in the village (fully catered) and participate in a programme of themed visits, teaching and hands-on activity sessions that bring together local teachers with international experts.
In the summer Architecture School, students spent an unforgettable week designing and building a Bee School in the village, using traditional and new techniques and crafts taught by local experts.
The autumn Horticulture, agriculture & production school will help to plant nectar-rich berries and flowers in former paddy fields around the apiary to support the initiative further. Its programme will also include hands-on workshops on koji, miso by experts of the village and other Japanese culinary traditions, as well as excursions and visits to nearby attractions.
£750 per person staying in the Village House (shared single sex rooms in a traditional wooden / tatami mat house).
£1,300 per person including breakfast (£2,000 for room-sharing couples) staying in the Kikugawa hotel. Click the ‘Accommodation’ link in the menu bar for more information on the hotel.
The above fee includes the cost of accommodation; workshops; materials; tuition; travel to and from local destinations; meals served in the village and travel from and to Shin-Shimonoseki.
It does not include: transport from your home to Shin-Shimonoseki station; eating out during the program and traditional bath fee for the Village House residents (¥550 per person). For more on Japanese bath culture see wikipedia.org/wiki/Onsen.
50% of the programme fee must be paid to confirm booking, and then 50% to be paid 2 weeks before travel.
Participants are asked to take out their own travel insurance.
Group will be maximum 12 participants.