Current workshops*

Here is a list of the workshops we offer.

We can customise the workshops according to your budget and preferences.
Workshops other than the ones listed below may also be organised.


For any inquiries, contact us through the contact form.

*Arts & Crafts Village is closed during the winter (December 1st to March 15th).

Group Visit

You may make a reservation for a group visit (from 5 to 20 people).
We can customise your day with different workshops and lunch.  
There are special group fees.

Please  send us a message  
Please contact us using the contact form for details.

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Half Day Textile Workshop

This workshop is for the beginner. You can make simple works for about 3 hours. You can choose one of the workshop from weaving, spinning and knotting.
You can also reserve your lunch at the cafe or bring your own packed lunch.

・Open day
 See below calendar.

・Schedule
 Morning session(10:00〜12:00)or Afternoon Session(13:00〜15:00)
  *12:00〜13:00 Lunch time
 *Lunch will be change in season、 See our lunch before.

・Contents
 Weaving:
   We prepare for you already set up loom.
   You can make a little muffler using SAORI weaving method. 
   It is a free style weaving without any rule. You can choose the yarn you like.

 Spinning:
   You can learn how to spin wool or cotton using a wooden spindle or spinning wheel.
   You can bring back the yarn you spin. 

 Knotting:
   Making a chair cushion using a wooden flam.
   You can learn how to set up the warp yarn and how to weave and knot.
   It takes long time to finish the cushion, so here you can learn how to weave and                   
   then you can bring the flame and finish it at home.
   We offer you many different design wool kits but also you can make your own design.  

・Number of People
  From one person to 10.
  This workshop is not suitable for the children under 6.

・Fee
 Half Day Workshop ¥5,000/PP(materials, drink, tax inclusive)
   *Special Fee  *Knotting Workshop ¥15,000/PP
 
 Lunch *option  ¥1,500/PP(desert, drink, tax inclusive)
 *Children Workshop fee ¥4,000
                          Lunch  ¥1,000

・Application
 Please push the button below or call us.
 Please fill the form. Let us know if you need lunch.

Arts & Crafts Village(Tel/Fax):0867-27-3733

 *It may take more than 3 days after contact. 
 *Please send us any inquiry.

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One Day Textile Workshop

These are the workshops for the beginner.

You can make a simple but nice work within one day.
 Please see below calendar.
・Schedule
 Morning(10:00〜12:00)
 Lunch(12:00〜13:00)
 Afternoon(13:00〜16:30)

Please choose one of the workshop from weaving, spinning or natural dyeing.
You can also reserve your lunch.

・Open day
 *12:00〜13:00 lunch time
 *Lunch will be changed in season.

・Contents
 Weaving:
   You can make a scarf or tapestry or so. 
   You can learn various techniques and try to make your own design. 
    If you would like to make your own warp, yo can do.
    If you would like to make your own warp, yo can do.
   In that case you can make 20~30cm X 2m long warp.
   Then learn hoe to set up them at the loom and weave it.      

・Spinning:
   Start to learn how to wash the dirty wool and carding, 
   spinning; all process of spinning wool. 
   Learn how to two ply and finishing for weaving or knitting. 
   Collecting wild glasses or flowers from the field and boil them. 

・Natural dye :
   Learn all process of natural dye. 
   You can make some samples of natural dye or learn many different techniques
   such as Shibori, Itajime or so. 
   You can dye some yarns, T-shirts or scarves with optional costs. 

・Fee
  One Day Textile Workshop ¥10,000/PP( materials, drink, tax inclusive)
 Lunch * option  ¥1,500/PP(dessert, drink, tax inclusive)

・Number of participant
   From 3 people up to 10
   It is not suitable for the children under 7
 *Children workshop fee ¥6,000
                     lunch ¥1,000

Please push the button below or call us.
Please fill the form. Let us know if you need lunch.

Arts & Crafts Village(Tel/Fax):0867-27-3733

*It may take more than 3 days after contact. 
*Please send us any inquiry.

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Half Day Woodworking Workshop

This is the workshop for the beginner.
You can make your own spoon or cutting board in 3 hours.

Please choose one of the items from spoon, butter knife, spatula or cutting board.
You can also reserve your lunch at the cafe.

・Open Day
 Sat. Sun. from the calendar below.

・Schedule
 Morning(10:00〜12:00)or Afternoon13:00〜15:00)
 *12:00〜13:00 lunch time

・Contents
  Cutlery   Spoon, butter knife, spatula or so.
  Cutting board   Your own design

・Number of  Participant
  From 2 to 10
  This workshop is not suitable foe the children under 10,

・Fee
  Hard Day Woodworking workshop ¥5,000/PP(materials, drink, tax inclusive)
  Lunch  ¥1,500/PP(dessert, drink, tax inclusive)
  *Children fee  ¥3,000
  *Lunch for children ¥1,000

Please push the button below or call us.
Please fill the form. Let us know if you need lunch.

Arts & Crafts Village(Tel/Fax):0867-27-3733

  *It may take more than 3 days after contact. 
 *Please send us any inquiry.

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Arts & Crafts Village Experience Program*

This program is one where you can stay in the Arts & Crafts Village and learn about living in the countryside.

◯ Agricultural life
Through farming and gardening, you learn about fields, natural farming rice fields, chickens, satoyama, natural circulation and soil. You will visit the Arts & Crafts Village and surrounding permaculture farms.

◯ Living on fire
Learn how to use wood stoves, rocket mass heaters, and rocket stove ovens.
Fire in the oven, cook rice with mountain water, bake pizza and bread in a stone kiln, cook with wild vegetables, make jams, and live with nature.
Every day in winter, a day begins with a fire. Fires in the furnaces, pizza kilns, and barbecues can be lit and used all year round.

◯ Living to make things
There are various jobs such as shaving wood in a wood workshop and weaving, dyeing and yarn spinning in a dyeing and weaving workshop.
We touch various materials such as wood, wool, cotton, and linen to make things necessary for daily living.
(You can also participate in woodworking classes such as making spoons and other classes such as textiles, dyeing, and yarn spinning at an optional discount)

◯ Contact with different cultures
At the Arts & Crafts Village, overseas customers and volunteer staff are always around.
The common spoken language is English. While living together, you can experience the cultures of various countries.

・Event Date
Reservation can be made on the schedule of the light blue part of the calendar below (reservation program available)

・Guidelines
Period of stay: 3 nights 4 days or more (Please contact us if you wish to stay longer)
Accommodation place in Arts & Crafts Village (shared room for men and women)
*If you wish to have a private room, please contact us (an extra cost is required)

・Schedule
First day 17:00 Reception, orientation, welcome dinner
Last day 10:00 Conclusion and Reflection (finished after breakfast, you can participate in the optional workshops at the end)

Daily life (example)
07:00 ~ 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 ~ 13:00 Work 1
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch
13:30 ~ 15:30 Work 2
15:30 ~ 19:00 Free time
19:00 ~ 20:00 Dinner
20:00 ~ 22:00 Depending on the day, movies or lectures

・ Fee
30,000 yen per person for 3 days and 4 nights (including food, utilities, and program costs)
*Can be extended (add 3,000 yen per night from the 4th night)

・ Access (see our access page)
We can fetch you from JR Mimasaka Oiwake Station or JR Kamenoko Station (Please pay the actual cost of gasoline)

・ How to apply
You can make a reservation on the contact form below or by phone.
Please write down the necessary information and contact us.

Arts & Crafts Village (Tel / Fax): 0867-27-3733

Necessary items: Village Experience Program
Desired attendance date:
Name, age and gender:
Address:
phone number:
(1) Brief self-introduction:
(2) Sentences describing your motivation and your hope for participation (no limit on the number of characters) (what exactly is meant by hope for participation?)
(3) Face photo

* Please note that it may take several days to reply after receiving the email.
* This winter is very cold and may be below freezing.
* The contents of Work 1 and 2 will change depending on the season and occasions.
** Village staff and participants will work together to prepare meals and clean up afterwards.

Share Workshop

For those who would like to continue woodworking, we can offer to share our workshop.
Please contact us if you have interests. 

Please contact us via the contact form.

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