Kameoka ready for test start
Following all the talks in April and May, we are finally ready to start with the enrollment of students interested in learning the traditional japanese wood construction crafts!!!
We are starting a new renovation project and are ready to enroll students.
Officially we are aiming at July 1st but if you are planning to come to Japan in June, we are basically ready to welcome you anytime.
The students will both the taught the principles of the craft and will also have the possibility of working in the actual construction site.
It will be an experimental phase with the following conditions:
- no enrollment and no lesson fees.
- no fixed dates for start/end but at least consequent 2 weeks (12 days is required)
- possibility of lodging at low cost (possibility of waiving the cost if you are contributing positively in the construction)
- the students have to agree that their photos may be published on the internet for promotional/informational purposes
- this experimental phase will finish in september 2019 and may be extended (or may not) until the end of 2019.
- You will have to provide for all transportation costs.
- Craftsmen may not speak english but we will do our best to ensure you have a comfortable and satisfactory communication.
We still have to work on VISA issues, insurance,fees structure etc.
Basically in this first experimental phase, students will be technically “tourists” who participate in “experience tourism” sessions.
We will provide an insurance to cover the risk of accidents / illness while you are with us.
Please contact iacopo at –> firstname.lastname@example.org <– indicating your name, contact address, period in which you are interested and any questions you may have.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Thomas Koyama2019年6月8日 at 3:12 AM
I have an interest in a two week session in September.
hinoki2019年6月9日 at 1:18 AM
Thank you Thomas! I will get back to you with details in due course//
Carmelita2019年6月9日 at 12:45 AM
Hi, I am a 22 year old woman, I’ve been fallowing your work for the past couple of years now because I love Hinoki and here in Canada I only rent heritage apartments becuase they’ve got clawfoot baths and I’m a bath person. Locally I advocate for the preservation of old buildings and as I’ve done homestay for many Japanese and Korean friends over the years I do talk about the history here. I admire your attitude and pursuit to honor history and the stories that are connected to the space. I will live in Iga one day, I grew up in a poor family as the youngest of five children to a single mother. I hate debt so I choose not to go to post secondary but also choosing to live ethically in one of the whitest, highest income inequality cities in Canada it’s been hard to imagine ever getting to Japan and being able to stay. I love working with my hands and come from a family of builders. My mothers brothers taught her and she built our home~ Opportunities like these that you present are awesome even if they are just a test run, I just really want to thank you for your work and hope you’re still going strong when I finally get there ~
hinoki2019年6月9日 at 1:17 AM
Thank you Carmelita! I am honored by your comment. I hope that the stars will conjure to make you come here some day!!
Mette2019年8月8日 at 10:45 AM
Hello Hinoki and team
I am keen potentially for 2020 (sometime March / April)
Could you advise further details
hinoki2019年8月8日 at 6:16 PM
Great! We will keep you informed!
All the Best//