We have 2 traditional Japanese housees as Artist in residence facilities.
1of that, it's Metoropolitan Fukujusou for the residence house for an artists.
This house is a traditional kyo-machiya, that is an over 150 years historical building, which Kyoto city government has certificated.
The other, it's Studio Tsukimisou for working studio for an artists.
This house has 6 rooms and bamboo garden, so we are open to a local artists too as a working studio, a gallery, a work shop place etc.
It's very simple one. "stay ⇒ creat ⇒ working ⇒ exhibit (publish) ⇒ exchange with a local people"
Our studio will be holding the exhibition or the open studio for our residence artists in end of each or two months.
Of course, you can choice to join or not to join it.
Also, we have a connection with a staff of some Art University in Kyoto.
Please consult with me freely, if you want to have an exchange or a work shop with the students.
We are the member of "Res Artis" of an association of over 650 centers, organizations and individuals in over 70 countries.
This old house was built in a time when Japan was not rich yet, the inside structure is simple and minimal.
It may be unconvenient for you, but you will be able to feel something like Zen by being in this simple and minimal space, this simple lifestyle.
And you will become to feel comfortable after you got used to it, and discover the pure beauty in these, and be able to have new inspirations.
Such the experience is just one example, but it would be pleasure if you can experience the real Japanese traditional life which is being lost little by little now even in Kyoto and feel something from them.
We welcome people who can enjoy the experience of a different culture lifestyle.
The Okazaki area where our facilities are located is a cultural and artistic zone that represents Kyoto.
With the Okazaki Park facing the hydrophobic moat as the core, the Kyoto National Museum of Art, Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto City Museum of Art Annex, Hosomi Museum of Art, Kansai Art Academy (kanbi.org), Kyoto city Theater (Rohm theater), Prefectural Library, Industrial Hall (Traditional Industry Museum), Kanze Hall (Noh), Zoo, Shrine and Buddhist temples and many scenic spots will be lined up to help a wide variety of arts and creative activities of you, and will be helped to change your thinking (mind).
I had been a super host of Airbnb when I was a host of this guesthouse until 2018, therefore I will be able to support your residency life well. I'd like to make the most out of that work experience even now.
If you have inquiries or requests, feel free to contact me anytime. Especially, advance inquiries are helpful in the future to improve the facility or in our technical to your support.
Also we'd like to any unique requests for our charenging too.
・Air conditioning for heating and cooling
・Electric carpet for heating in winter
・Wi-Fi (without a rental PC)
・Low table and seat
・Futon (Japanese bed & sheet)
And bonsai :-)
・Body soap, shampoo & treatment
※Sheet and towel are changed weekly, but if you want a fresh one
During your stay, please wash it by yourself.
・IH cooking heater
・Knife, kettle, pot, pan, cups, plates, spoons etc.…
(No toaster, so please heat some bread by the pan)
・Laundry time is from 4pm to 11pm
・Fee for use is ¥200~300 for one time
・Please use it for less than 6kg laundry
(Using more may cause a breakdown)
¥300 per day (It’s old)
¥100 per day for a studio user
・As for booking, it's possible for monthly only.
・please undertand our situation, house rule and cancellation polycy in advance. So it's undersood that you consented these when we receive your booking.
・At Check-in, please sign on the rental agreement, or send the concent in advance
・Also, we will take a copy of your passport or ask to send the image in advance.
You will need to have an interest in Japanese lifestyle, old houses and tatami mats, and a certain understanding the house rules.
Ideally, you will need to speak English or Japanese. ( or a communicate easy person.)
You will need to be attentive to other residents and keep your area clean. (So not suitable for children)
We'd like to know your day of check-in and the day arrival in advance.
Please specify the time of check-in between 4pm and 7pm.
As this facility is not a hotel in accordance with the rules, you will be responsible for yourself and for the property.
＊Although it’s possible to issue some document by a written for any grant application, as for that procedure please do an action yourself. You will need to apply for any grant funding yourself.
As for grants available, please check a public offering.
Please pay the cost on cash in your check-in.
In first time for joining us case,
May you show your passport, ID card and your HP or SNS which your works can be seen.
It confirm the reservation after pay in bank transfer the deposit (10% or more).
＜!＞ The deposit will be the amount of Japanese Yen which we real receive after you have paid the transfer or rate fees of your country's bank, not the amount you transferred.
※ It's a large scale disasters case or is booked same schedule from others after your cancel: 10%
76-8 Okazaki Tenno-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 606-8335 Japan
2 min-walk from the residence house of Metropolitan Fukujuso.
It has been updated the condition sometimes, so can be checked the current condition from here. Tsukimisou blog.