NEW: The mid-week day off, Wednesday, is now changed to Fridays. This will give students a three-day weekend to see more of Japan and Kyoto.
Courses for 2018 are all booked. 2019 still has openings. But they are few because of preparations for my 50 Years of Printmaking exhibition in 2020."
The school has moved from the Nijo Castle area to the Shimogamo Shrine part of Kyoto. The address is:
Tadekura-cho 65-6, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto; zip code is: 606-0806.
The building is bigger and much brighter. The area is more quiet than the previous location. The Takano River is very close, as is the Shimogamo Shrine.
Let me give you some information about how we work here. Classes begin at 1pm and end at 6pm after a workshop cleaning up. There are no classes on weekends or Fridays. The daily fee is ¥10,000 and includes your wood, proof paper, an 8-knife set, the baren, a baren brace, sharpening rouge and its stand, transferring film, instruction, study materials, use of the workshop's tools and facilities, stone seal carving. Each student must purchase their own pigments; the set of 18 bottles of pure colors costs ¥22,000. Long-term courses will try to visit a paper-making village, if possible; depends on the weather, and the schedule of the paper maker.