2022 Residency Schedule

Shiro Oni Studio Spring 2019 schedule

04/18
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06/08

Group 1 : Spring Anagama

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the first group of 2022 has been moved to June, 22

Shiro Oni Studio Summer Music Festival 2019 schedule

06/22
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08/02

Group 2 : Anagama- Kiln Firing (music festival cancelled)

Exhibition: 07/30 - 07/31

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have moved the wood-fired anagama kiln firing to the summer group. 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.

As part of our reopening, a workshop for pottery beginners will be held on Sunday, July 3. Experienced potters may use the pottery studio from Sunday, June 26 to Monday, July 4. You may also purchase clay from Shiro Oni Studio.

See our Events Page for more information and a video about the anagama kiln firing.
The town summer music festival normally held in July is closed to the public in 2022.

Residency Schedule below:
Group start: Wednesday, June 22
Pottery workshop: Sunday, July 3
Pottery making period: June 26 (Sun) – July 4 (Mon)
Kiln Loading: Sunday, July 10 – Thursday, July 14
Kiln Firing: Thursday, July 14, 18:00 – Monday morning, July 18
Kiln Unloading: July 24 (Sun.)
Exhibition Setup: July 27 (Wed.) – 29 (Fri.)
Exhibition: Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31

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

10/10
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11/23

Group 4 : Fall Anagama

Exhibition: 11/19 - 11/20

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 15,000 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 19 there will be a farewell party for the visiting artists at the Kinuya building.

See events for details about each group