2022 Residency Schedule

Shiro Oni Studio Spring 2019 schedule

04/17
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06/08

Group 1 : Spring Anagama

Exhibition: 06/04 - 06/05

The first group of 2022 will fire a wood-fired anagama kiln. It takes several days to load an anagama, meticulously packing wadding between every adjoining surface. The kiln then requires 4 days of 24 hour stoking, burning through several cords of wood.
The kiln is located across the river from Onishi on a nearby mountain.
Please note that anagama firing costs (clay, glaze, wood, cabin rental etc) run about 10,000 yen per person.
See our Events Page for more information and a video about the anagama kiln firing.
In the first week of May there are several national holidays in Japan, commonly referred to as Golden Week. In Onishi, friends will be firing our anagama kiln and artists are invited to visit the firing.

The residency will culminate with a group exhibition on the last weekend. The main exhibition space will be at the former Fujisaki Brewery (a 2 acre complex of buildings in the middle of town).

On June 4 there will be a farewell party for the visiting artists at the Kinuya building.

Shiro Oni Studio Summer Music Festival 2019 schedule

06/22
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08/02

Group 2 : Music Festival

Exhibition: 07/30 - 07/31

The town of Onishi holds a summer music festival every July (on the 9th and 10th in 2022). The Festival is one of the most exciting times of year, with former residents coming from around the country to participate. While not required, artists in group 2 are encouraged to participate in the festival and help pull the shrine.
See our Events Page for more information and a video about the music festival.

The residency will culminate with a group exhibition on the last weekend. The main exhibition space will be at the former Fujisaki Brewery (a 2 acre complex of buildings in the middle of town).

On July 30 there will be a farewell party for the visiting artists at the Kinuya building.

Shiro Oni Studio Kanna Fall Art Festival 2019 schedule

08/17
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09/27

Group 3 : Fall Festival

Exhibition: 09/23 - 09/25

2022 will mark the 8th annual Kanna Fall Art Festival. The Kanna Fall Art Festival brings together Shiro Oni Studio artists with craftsman and artists from the Kanna area. In 2016 the week-long festival had work from 40 artists from 20 countries on display as well as musical performances at the former Fujisaki sake brewery and at the Shiro Oni artist studios. Guests enjoyed live music, food, drink, interactive art, the Japanese tea ceremony, an independent film showing and outdoor activities including tree climbing and two-person log sawing.

The residency will culminate with a group exhibition on the last weekend. The main exhibition space will be at the former Fujisaki Brewery (a 2 acre complex of buildings in the middle of town).

On September 25 there will be a farewell party for the visiting artists at the brewery exhibition space.

Shiro Oni Studio Anagama Kiln Firing 2019 schedule

10/16
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11/30

Group 4 : Fall Anagama

Exhibition: 11/26 - 11/27

The final group of 2022 will fire a wood-fired anagama kiln. It takes several days to load an anagama, meticulously packing wadding between every adjoining surface. The kiln then requires 4 days of 24 hour stoking, burning through several cords of wood.
The kiln is located across the river from Onishi on a nearby mountain.
Please note that anagama firing costs in group 4 (clay, glaze, wood, cabin rental etc) run about 10,000 yen per person.
See our Events Page for more information and a video about the anagama kiln firing.

The residency will culminate with a group exhibition on the last weekend. The main exhibition space will be at the former Fujisaki Brewery (a 2 acre complex of buildings in the middle of town).

On November 26 there will be a farewell party for the visiting artists at the Kinuya building.

See events for details about each group