The best way for serious students to develop their skills and at the same time have the opportunity to enjoy and absorb the diverse Kyoto environment.
Stay to study for up to 90 days is possible on a Tourist Visa. Longer terms require a Cultural Visa or Work Visa (it gives you the option of earning some income while studying; difficult visas to get).
Students can choose the number of days each week that they want to attend the school. There are no classes on weekends or on Wednesdays.
Cost: 10,000 yen per day; class from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
Provided: a moderate quality 8-knife set, workshop equipment and facilities, the baren, tracing film, wood, proof paper, sharpening rouge, and some other materials and tools.
Additional costs: pure pigment set, professional carving knives, ball bearing baren.
Accomodation and food: Students arrange these by themselves. No eating meals in the workshop. The School is not a lounge; we study hard, deeply, intensively. (Helpful information on accomodations can be found on the links page.)