“Shiro Oni” (literally means “white ogre”) studio was founded in 2009 by American artist Kjell Hahn with very interesting concepts in mind: foreigner artist could take part of this residency program while they focused on their artwork, exchange ideas with fellow artists and experience Japanese countryside lifestyle .
Many of the buildings in the center of town have been demolished while others are used for storage or simply abandoned. Shiro Oni has converted these structures into public studios proving the artist a perfect place to work. At the end of their stay, artists hold an exhibition in their studios.
Visitors to Japan are mostly familiar with the country’s urban areas, so staying in Onishi not only gives you a chance to be part of Japan’s rural life but you can also impact the Onishi’s community in a positive manner.
A walk around Onishi…
And later a bike ride to visit Onishi’s lovely Antique shop
Beautiful Onishi’s landscapes. As much as I love Tokyo it always feels wonderful to take a little break of this city
Thanks Lori for such a wonderful invitation!
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