About DO-SO AIR
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DO-SO AIR - Vacance & Creation
Description of residency
DÔ-SÔ Artist Residence is located in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi. The city is located at the base of Japan's most iconic landmark, Mt. Fuji.
Our Concept and What we can do for artists
There are so many AIR (artist in residences) in the world and each residence has a particular role in the support of the artist.
Our residence is aimed at allowing artists to have a reflective time and provide a supportive environment to concentrate on their creativity and project conception.
We hope that artists gather inspiration, understand Japanese life while staying at our small and unique city under Mt.Fuji. And basically we don’t touch a lot to artist’s activities and their life.
Because of this reason it's difficult to organize a huge exhibition in our city, unlike Tokyo or a larger metropolitan city.
Please join our residence with the understanding of the above information.
Disciplines and media
Duration of residencies
2 weeks 〜 3 months
Studio (Shared Studio)
Wood Working Tools
- String : 550 JPY / 100g
- Others(Cloth, T-shirts etc.) : 1,100 JPY / 100g
Cloth 200 JPY / m
Expenses paid by artist
rent : one month 90,000 JPY〜 (Octber to January)
*Wood Working tools are free for use (at the artist's own risk)
*Indigo Dyeing fee is not included in studio rent. The cost depends on price per gram.
Transpotation in Fujiyoshida
- Walking (Each stores we use daily are in 30 min by walking.)
- Bicycle (2,000 JPY / week)
- Taxi (730 JPY 〜)
The artist is housed in a private room of hostel&salon SARUYA (one hundred metres from the art studio). The private room is in the Annex 1st floor “Twin Room” which has a Tatami floor, Japanese style bed (futon) or the 2nd floor of the main building “private room” which is also Tatami floor, Japanese style bed (futon). We will decide the room for each artist depending on the number of artists and/or season.
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Tsuyoshi Yagi : Director of Dô-Sô artist in residence
- Tsuyoshi YAGI (DOSO Director)
- Satoshi Akamatsu (Saruya Manager)
- Yuta Sugihara (DOSO Manager)
3-6-65 Shimoyoshida, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi
Code postal: 403-0004
How to apply
Go to application form below.