2020 Residency Schedule

Shiro Oni Studio Spring 2019 schedule

04/15
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05/26

Group 1 : Spring

Exhibition: 05/23 - 05/24

The spring session is a quiet time of year in Onishi. Artists will have time to concentrate on their work and discover the Japanese countryside. Shiro Oni Studio staff will organize workshops based on artists’ interests.
From April 27 to May 6 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 May 23 there will be a farewell party for the visiting artists at the Kinuya building.

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Shiro Oni Studio Summer Music Festival 2019 schedule

06/17
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07/28

Group 2 : Music Festival

Exhibition: 07/25 - 07/26

The town of Onishi holds a summer music festival every July (on the 11th and 12th in 2020). 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 nightly taiko drum practices at the local community center and to help pull the shrine during the 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 25 there will be a farewell party for the visiting artists at the Kinuya building.

Shiro Oni Studio Kanna Fall Art Festival 2019 schedule

08/12
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09/22

Group 3 : Fall Festival

Exhibition: 09/18 - 09/20

2020 will mark the 7th 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 20 there will be a farewell party for the visiting artists at the Kinuya building.

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Shiro Oni Studio Anagama Kiln Firing 2019 schedule

10/14
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11/24

Group 4 : Anagama

Exhibition: 11/21 - 11/22

The final group of 2020 will fire Chiaki Horikoshi’s “Chiakigama” 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 in Kamiizumi town, Saitama prefecture. The kiln is 10 minutes from the nearest building, in the middle of a cedar forest.
During the firing artists will stay in a small cabin next to the kiln.

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 21 there will be a farewell party for the visiting artists at the Kinuya building.

See events for details about each group