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Facilities

International Students Courses

KTS has been accepting international students for many years. A dormitory annex provides on-site accommodation where visiting students can stay. Each of the courses below are offered twice a year (eg: in spring and autumn) in consecutive running order.


Courses
Schedule
Application Procedure
Fees


Beginners Course

Intended for: Beginners
Duration: 11 days
Capacity: 5 students
Held in English

People who are touching upon weaving for the first time learn the general foundations of dyeing and weaving over 11 days.
Through making samples, gain an understanding of the mechanism of a basic floor loom, and learn about the structures of plain weave, twill weave, satin weave and more.


Foundation Kasuri Course

Intended for: Experienced Weavers*
Duration: 10 days
Capacity: 5 students
Held in English

Kasuri is a technique whereby weaving threads are resist-bound with elastic or nylon tape prior to being dyed, in order to create different coloured patterns in woven cloth.
This course is intended for international students who have some experience with weaving and would like to try kasuri for the first time. By making samples, students learn warp-kasuri, weft-kasuri, and double kasuri.

*Equivalent to at least Beginners Course completion level (prior experience in warping and setting up a floor loom).


Applied Kasuri Course I

Intended for: Foundation Kasuri Course Graduates
Duration: 1 Block/ 10 days
Capacity: 5 students
Held in English

Upon completion of the Foundation Kasuri Course, continue to strive for additional development. In this course, students learn the basics of Zurashi Gasuri (shifting kasuri) and Nassen Gasuri (stencil dyeing kasuri). 


Applied Kasuri II, III (1 Block / 10 days minimum)

Intended for: Applied Kasuri Course I Graduates
Duration: 1 Block/ 10 days
Capacity: 5 students
Held in Japanese and English

*An English speaking staff member will sometimes be able to help you.

Make an original artwork by applying the skills learnt in the previous Kasuri courses. It is also possible to study for longer than two blocks (20 days) in order to create a larger original artwork. Please inquire. This course is self directed, and you will study alone with guidance from a teacher.

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Schedule

Class Hours : Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm
The studio is available for your self study until 9pm weekdays, and until 6pm weekends and public holidays.


Spring term 2018
Date Courses
May 24* Field Trip
May 28 - June 8 Foundation Kasuri Course
June 11 - June 22 Applied Kasuri Course I
June 25 - July 6 Applied Kasuri Course II
July 9 - July 23 Applied Kasuri Course III

Events
May 15 : Aoi Festival / KTSblog
July 17 : Gion Festival Parade (Saki-matsuri/Earlier festival)

July 24 : Gion Festival Parade (Ato-matsuri/Later festival)

Holiday
July 16 : Marine Day

Autumn term 2018
Date Courses
Oct. 2 - Oct. 17 Beginners Course
Oct. 18* Field Trip
Oct. 22 - Nov. 2 Foundation Kasuri Course
Nov. 5 - Nov. 16 Applied Kasuri Course I
Nov. 19 - Dec. 3 Applied Kasuri Course II
Dec. 4 - Dec. 17 Applied Kasuri Course III

Events
Oct. 22 : Jidai Festival / Festival of the Ages
Oct. 22 : Fire Festival

Holidays

Oct. 8 : Health and Sports Day
Nov. 3 : Culture Day

Nov. 23: Labor Thanksgiving Day

*Field Trips:

Hiroyuki Shindo's studio and Little Indigo Museum (Spring)

Jun Tomita's studio (Autumn)


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Application Procedure

for International Students Courses *updated July 5, 2017

Download pdf file: KTS Application Form (Spring term and Autumn term)

1. Please send in the application form by e-mail or post by each application deadline. We will be happy to see your portfolio or photos of your work. Even if the works are of a different medium, they are helpful for tutors in understanding your background.

If required, please express your interest in staying at the dormitory on your application form.

*Students are not accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All eligible applications submitted by the application deadline will be considered.

*You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive a reply within 5 business days, please let us know. Please note that we will be closed during the following periods:

Dec. 23- Jan. 8 (Winter Vacation), Mar. 15-31 (Spring Vacation), Apr. 29- May 6 (Golden Week)


2. If accepted, you will receive an estimate for your stay (tuition fee, accommodation etc). This must be paid by a credit card (online) or bank transfer, by the payment receipt deadline.

3. Please do not cancel. We will charge you a cancellation service fee: 10,000yen plus tax and all the banking charges, once a payment is made.




Application Deadlines

Spring term: Sep. 22, 2017 / Notification date: Early October
Autumn term: Apr. 6, 2018 / Notification date: mid-May


A second application period will be considered if there are vacancies.


KAWASHIMA TEXTILE SCHOOL
418 Ichihara-cho Shizuichi Sakyo-ku Kyoto 601-1123 JAPAN

e-mail: intl"at"kawashima-textile-school.jp

Fees

Entrance Fee

30,000 yen*

Beginners Course 85,000 yen (materials fee included)
Foundation Kasuri Course 72,000 yen (materials fee included)
Applied Kasuri Course I 72,000 yen (materials fee included)
Applied Kasuri Course II and III 50,000 yen / 10 days (materials fee NOT included)
   
Field Trip 5,000 yen
   
 

8% tax not included.

*10,000 yen for students returning within 3 years.


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