Residency and Study in Japan



Residency and Study in Japan

Now offering residencies and learning opportunities in Japan, based in the picturesque Alpine resort town of Karuizawa.

Stay and learn, be inspired by the beauty and culture of Japan with access to amazing Tokyo only 1 1/4 hour away.  Commencing February 2019, residencies are available from 1 week to almost 3 months.

The residency provides one-to-one tuition and the workshop is equipped with a wide range of professional Japanese printmaking tools and equipment,

The residency also provides the opportunity to view traditional and contemporary prints first hand, access a wide range of information and resources relevant to Mokuhanga and to interact with a professional artist and teacher with international training, experience and exhibition history. The one-to-one tuition also allows the student to gain skills and knowledge, and to access information and resources not normally available in a workshop setting.

Step through the process of designing, carving and printing a woodblock print using traditional and contemporary techniques of Japanese water-based printmaking. Guided travel to Tokyo mokuhanga shops, galleries and museums or deeper into Nagano to amazing places of interest also available.

 naka karuizawa

 The town of Naka-Karuizawa at the foot of Asama-yama, in Nagano

Thank you for your patient and competent tuition... I learnt such a lot in the way that I learn best - by doing it with my own hands under the leadership of an experienced tutor. - Gwenyth Wilson-Rudström, 2016

My residency was a wonderful experience.. making new work in the studio with Terry was educative and comprehensive.
It enabled me to adopt a striking number of additional techniques for my future Mokuhanga and I look forward to applying all that I have learnt from Terry, who is a master of the discipline. - Deborah Metz, 2016

Great experience and excellent value for money. Working with Terry one on one meant I was able to focus on specific areas of my practice I was struggling with, dedicating enough time to gain a thorough understanding through both theory and practical application. Terry's flexibility in approach to both form and content meant I got a truly unique and tailored experience. His wealth of knowledge about the medium and easygoing style makes me certain that anybody wanting to take their practice to the next level would get the same. Highly recommended and I'll definitely be back! - Mat Paul, 2017


Suitable for beginners through to professional artists, you will be able to produce your own work with assistance and guidance from Terry in all aspects of mokuhanga.

Provided ~

Accomodation (see below)
Tuition Access 11am to 5pm, Monday to Friday*
Access to tools and Equipment
Access to the studio on weekends and outside tuition hours

Not Provided ~

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

Accomodation Details

A private Japanese style tatami room 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. The house has a kitchen, and supermarket and a variety of restaurants and cafe are nearby. Toilet, Shower / Bath are shared

Art Materials

Materials for an initial first print (A4 or smaller) will be provided. After this you will be responsible for purchasing materials for your mokuhanga projects, either bringing your own, buying from the studio, or buying elsewhere in Japan


Option  5 Days (minimum) 1 week      2 weeks      Additional week*
Residency   ¥70,000 ¥80,000 ¥150,000 ¥130000
Day Tour - apply for info.      *maximum time 10 weeks 

 Payment ¥10,000 deposit required at time of booking, balance on arrival

Application Process

Use the form on the right to contact us, filling in your preferred dates and other information. We will get back to you with availability as soon as we can. 



More about Karuizawa on these websites:

Japan Visitor

Trip Advisor





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