bec 2019

Find out key details about the residency.

The information about prices, what is provided, application process and other important information is below.



What we provide

Not Provided

 Accommodation (see below)
 Tuition Access 11am to 5pm, Monday to Friday* 
 Access to tools and Equipment
 Use of the studio on weekends and outside tuition hours   
 Materials for an initial mokuhanga project
 Pigments and some sundry materials
 A copy of Mokuhanga Fundamentals book or E-Book (5 days or more Residency)
 Use of bicycle
 Kitchen, washing machine etc
 Free Wi-fi (unlimited data)
 Small library of mokuhanga books
 On-site tools and materials shop
 Tea, Coffee & milk

 Your Travel costs and insurances
 Food (however tea and coffee available at the studio)
 Mokuhanga Materials for your on-going projects (see below)


*Tuition takes place on weekdays, which is a mixture of direct tuition and access to Terry. Terry may also be at the studio outside these times working on his own projects.



Accommodation Details

We have Japanese style tatami rooms with shared facilities. You may be sharing the residency, and shared areas of the accommodation with other artists. There is no smoking allowed in the studio or accommodation, and also no pets. The house has a reasonably equipped kitchen, and supermarkets, convenience stores and a large variety of restaurants and cafes are nearby. The toilet, Shower / Bath are shared. You can enjoy a Japanese style bath. The studio is only ten minutes walk to Karuizawa station where Shinkansen, bus and local train services are available, the studio is in the midst of one of Japan's most popular and busy resort towns, however we are in a quiet side street.

Our Location in Karuizawa





Mokuhanga Materials

Materials for an initial first print (A4 or smaller) will be provided. After this you will be responsible for purchasing materials (wood, polyfilm & paper) for your mokuhanga projects, either bringing your own, buying from the studio, or buying elsewhere in Japan. The scale and scope of your projects will be your choice, however Terry may give you recommendations on projects to improve your skills. We have a range of materials available, can help you order in Japan, and also provide you with information on suppliers.


Prices ~ Tuition, Accommodation and Studio Access

Final price depends on your accommodation choice


  5 Days (minimum) 7 Days 15 Days Additional days*
Tuition with Studio Access


 + accommodation


+ accommodation


+ accommodation

After 15 days ¥6000 per day

After 30 days ¥5000 per day 

+ accommodation


Shared Tatami room

¥3000 per night (2 places)

Private Tatami room

¥5000 (1 room)


Reduced prices for stays longer than four weeks.

*maximum time 10 weeks


You can find more information about the pricing in the Residency Costs Table page.

Payment of ¥10,000 deposit is required at time of booking confirmation, and the balance on arrival.


Application Process

Use the form on this page to contact us, filling in your preferred dates and other information. We will get back to you with availability as soon as we can. The places are offered on a "first come - first served" basis. There is no restricted selection process, we welcome artists and interested people of all skill levels.



Other Residency Options


Self-directed Mokuhanga 

Work on your own mokuhanga project independently. Use of the studio and equipment is available, but tuition is not included. Make use of the authentic and inspiring location to develop new work. This is only for experienced mokuhanga practioners Apply for pricing - daily studio fee and accommodation

Other Accomodation

Use other local accommodation while you receive tuition Tuition fee applies