京町家AIR2014

  • Tea tasting in Wazuka
  • Tea tasting in Wazuka Tea tasting in Wazuka Tea tasting in Wazuka Tea tasting in Wazuka Tea tasting in Wazuka

You can’t go to Japan without experiencing tea culture. Last Friday we escaped Kyoto and went off the grid to Obubu Tea Farms.

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Living in a machiya #1

Living in a machiya #1

Staying in a kyo-machiya (an old traditional townhouse) is an unique way to experience Kyoto.

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  • Survival of the fittest (updated)
  • Survival of the fittest (updated) Survival of the fittest (updated) Survival of the fittest (updated) Survival of the fittest (updated) Survival of the fittest (updated)

The last decade high-rise buildings have been scattered around Kyoto, while eating away whole blocks of machiya’s.

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News in Kyoto…

News in Kyoto…

We’ve appeared in The Kyoto Shimbum News, the local newspaper, today.

  • Rakumachirakuya
  • Rakumachirakuya Rakumachirakuya Rakumachirakuya

Last two weeks the Rakumachirakuya festival is being held throughout Kyoto. Activities ranging from a cooking class to an insight lecture into working with roof tiles are held in kyo-machiya’s to promote machiya culture.

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  • Jujumaru 樹々丸
  • Jujumaru 樹々丸 Jujumaru 樹々丸

Jujumaru is a hidden little gem in a small street east of Ogawa Street off of Imadegawa Street. It’s a café and plant shop in one, which mix together very well.

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  • hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery
  • hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery

Anewal gallery hosts the himenos exhibition this week with music, photographs, wooden crafts work and objets trouves.

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A warm welcome in Kyoto: the start of  京町家AIR2014

A warm welcome in Kyoto: the start of 京町家AIR2014

The 京町家AIR2014 (kyo-machiya Artist in Residence 2014) kicked off on May 23rd with a welcome party at the Anewal Gallery. ‘t Japans Cultureel Centrum (JCC) and the Kyoto Center for Community Collaboration (KCCC), with support of Tozai travel, organise this programme to promote cultural exchange between Japan and the Netherlands.

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Getting in the mood

Getting in the mood

Don’t you ever get that feeling your trip abroad happened in a flash? Before travelling you felt too stressed to enjoy the anticipation of going abroad. And, when back again, you have this feeling it was over too soon, and everything went back to business as usual? How can you change that?

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