Artist Residency in the rice valley of Kyoto Prefecture

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Rice Valley Projects offers an artist residency for artists or writers interested in staying in the countryside of Kyoto Prefecture, thirty minutes by train or car from Kyoto city center. 15 minute bike ride from the train station, bicycles available.

Costs are 25 000 Yen per week for accommodation (all utilities and internet included, not including food) in a two bedroom annex. The rooms are tatami mat, and sleeping is in Japanese style (futons).

Rice Valley Projects is facilitated by Ken + Julia Yonetani (which in Japanese also means rice valley!). Ken and Julia Yonetani are contemporary artists based in Kyoto, Japan and Sydney, Australia. They speak Japanese and English, and have carried out artists residencies themselves in Australia, Asia, and Europe. Rice Valley Projects aims to give other artists opportunities and experiences in countryside Japan.

To apply or find out more about please contact info(at)

Please send your CV, url links, preferred dates, and project outline. Partners and/or children on a case by case basis.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Inside the Residency

Some people are interested in seeing more images of the inside of the residency.

Please find some here.

There is also a new clothes dryer, new heater and new sink that have just been put in.

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