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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: 10 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 10 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: 15 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 the basics of warp-kasuri, weft-kasuri, double kasuri, and warp shifting kasuri.

 

*Prerequisite skills: weaving, warping, setting up a floor loom, or completion of Beginners Course.


Applied Kasuri Course

Intended for: Foundation Kasuri Course Graduates
Duration: 25 days
Capacity: 5 students
Held in English

Make an original artwork by applying the skills learnt in the previous Kasuri courses. 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 2024 Applications closed
Date Courses
May 22 - Jun. 4 Beginners Course (10 days) -full
Jun. 6 Kawashima Selkon Textiles Factory and Museum Tour
Jun. 7 - 27 Foundation Kasuri Course (15 days) -full
Jun. 28 Field Trip (Ikuko Kasai's (Nishijin-gasuri craftsperson) studio)
   
  (The Applied Kasuri Course will not be held in Spring 2024)

Events
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Holidays
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Autumn term 2024 Applications closed
Date Courses
  (The Beginners Course will not be held in Autumn 2024)
   
Oct. 2-23 Foundation Kasuri Course (15 days)
Oct. 24 Kawashima Selkon Textiles Factory and Museum Tour
Oct. 25 Field Trip (Jun Tomita Textile Studio)
Oct. 28-Dec. 2 Applied Kasuri Course (25 days)

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

Holidays
Nov. 3: Culture Day

Nov. 23: Labor Thanksgiving Day

 


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Application Procedure

for International Students Courses in 2024 *updated May 7, 2024

 

1. Please fill in and submit the online application form below by the application deadline. You will need to agree to the International Students Course Terms and Conditions to apply. 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 understanding your background. We will not return any physical items, so please do not send (post) your work.

 

Spring term 2024: Applications closed

Autumn term 2024: Applications closed

 

*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.


2. If accepted, you will receive an estimate for your stay (tuition, accommodation, meals). Please pay by the payment receipt deadline to complete your registration.

Please pay by bank transfer. Please note that you will have to pay for ALL banking charges (bank transfer fees (source of transfer and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation), and the currency conversion fee).

It is possible to pay online with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners Club Card).

 

3. Please do not cancel. For information on cancellation fees, please see our International Students Course Terms and Conditions page.

 

 


Application Schedule (Autumn 2024)

 

Application Deadline: May 7, 2024 9AM JST

Notification Date: May 23, 2024

Payment Deadline: Jul. 2, 2024

 


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

35,200 yen*

Beginners Course 146,000 yen (materials fee included)
Foundation Kasuri Course 231,000 yen (materials fee included)
Applied Kasuri Course 249,700 yen (materials fee NOT included)
Field Trip

3,300 yen (Spring 2024)

13,200 yen (Autumn 2024, chartered bus fee included)

 

10% tax included.

*12,100 yen for students returning within 3 years (2018-2019, 2023)

  >>Dormitory and Cafeteria Fees


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