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.
This summer Cesi Nolten and I are invited to stay in a kyo-machiya (an old townhouse) in Kyoto to experience Japanese life, the ‘machiya way’. Cesi is a visual and sound artist and will be collecting sounds to make a sound scape on Kyoto. I will be doing research on the preservation of the machiya way of life. On this blog I will be posting my experiences inside and outside the kyo-machiya. Both of our results will be presented at 18th – 20th of July here in Kyoto. More information will follow soon: save the date!
Visit Isjah’s main blog: http://isjah.com/a-warm-welcome-in-kyoto/#more-1