Artists stay at the main residency building.
The Japanese Staff and interns stay at a building 5 minutes down the road.

Cleaning and gardening is the shared responsibility of all guests.

Daily Life

Each artist is loaned a bicycle during their stay. Even without a car, the compact size of Onishi and the central location of our studios gives residents access to most services. Located a few minutes away by bicycle:

Convenience Store
Grocery Store
Hardware Store
Post Office
Public Baths
Restaurants (as little as 600 yen for lunch)

Main Building


The main residency, like many of the homes in Onishi, was originally owned by a stone seller. There are large green stones incorporated into the building's garden and shower. The stones are called 'Sanbaseki' stones, after the river they come from, 'Sanbagawa.' Sanbaseki stones are used in gardening around the country, large ones can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

The three-story building is located next to a park and river. It has 10 bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, a western toilet on every floor, a stone-walled shower. The living room has a projector with Netflix and a Bluetooth-equipped stereo system.

The house is on 500 square meters of land with a garden outside with tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins and watermelon, and overlooking the mountains surrounding Onishi.

There is also a large rooftop balcony with a panoramic view of the entire town. The rooftop can be used for BBQ or social gatherings.

The building has Wifi Internet access.