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Special Exhibition II

Crafts and Art

– Life Connecting Local Industry


Taiza Studio


The first floor of Taiza Studio was completed in September 2021. Through a process of trial and error, we are renovating this space to be a home to future generations. With Taiza Studio we are attempting an unusal renovation that elevates crafts into building materials. Even a commonplace fixture might made from paper in a manner that is unique to the Tango area, door pulls are made from porcelain, and the eaves are made from wood. They are earnestly working on making such trivial repairs—broken glass doors being fixed using stained glass, using local soil for mud walls just as it was used in the Kofun period—and traditional construction methods look appealing and modern so they can be replicated.


We would like to showcase this process to the public, and while listening to the opinions and reactions of visitors, we would like to bring it a little closer to completion.    


■Click here to see past exhibitions at the Taiza Studio.

Click here for a record of the renovation of the Taiza Studio.  





■Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed every Wednesday)  

■Venue: Taiza Studio (2854 Taiza, Tangocho, Kyotango, Kyoto)  

■Creators: Yoko Ando, Teresita Fernández, Koh Kado, kuska fabric, Shuji Nakagawa, Akio Niisato, Satoshi Sato, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Tayuh, Samson Young

■Admission: ¥500 (Taiza Studio only)        

*[Special Exhibition I] Sacred Forest Tour + Taiza Studio: ¥1,500  

■Parking: Please use the free parking lot in Shiroshima Park.  



Teresita Fernández “Soliloquy(Taiza)” 2022


In the fall of 2021, we rented a two-story cedar plank house built a little over 100 years ago that overlooks the Sea of Japan and which has remained unchanged since time immemorial. The studio has been developing a variety of activities to strengthen ties with the local community. This exhibition will showcase works that propose future lifestyles through a comprehensive artistic approach that links clothing, food, shelter, and local industry, creating beauty to be lived in daily life. In the future, we hope to use this exhibition as a model for the renovation of the many vacant houses in the area and the creation of beautiful villages.   



Samson Young “Reasonable Music (Lyrica)” 2021年 


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