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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: 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.

 

*Prerequisite skills: weaving, warping, 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 (20 days)

Intended for: Applied Kasuri Course I Graduates
Duration: 20 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. 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 2023 (Applications OPEN: Application Form)
Date Courses
May 24 - June 6 Beginners Course
June 8 Kawashima Selkon Textiles Factory and Museum Tour
June 9* Field Trip (Ikuko Kasai's (Nishijin-gasuri craftsperson) studio)
June 12- June 23 Foundation Kasuri Course
   
   

Events
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Holidays
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Autumn term 2023 (Applications will open in April 2023)
Date Courses
   
Oct. 19 Kawashima Selkon Textiles Factory and Museum Tour
Oct. 20* Field Trip
Oct. 23 - Nov. 6 Foundation Kasuri Course
Nov. 8 - Nov. 21 Applied Kasuri Course I
Nov. 27 - Dec. 21 Applied Kasuri Course II

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

Holidays
Nov. 3: Culture Day

Nov. 23: Labor Thanksgiving Day

*Field Trips in 2019:

Jun Tomita's studio (Autumn)

 


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Application Procedure

for International Students Courses in 2023 *updated Dec. 21, 2022

 

1. Please fill in and submit the online application form 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 understanding your background. We will not return any physical items, so please do not send (post) your work.

 

Spring term 2023: Application Form

Autumn term 2023: Applications will open in April 2023

 

*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. 11 (Winter Vacation), Mar. 17 - 31 (Spring Vacation)


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. We will charge you a cancellation service fee: 11,000yen (including tax), and all the banking charges.

 


Application Deadlines

Spring term: 09:00 (JST) Jan. 30, 2023 / Notification date: Feb. 3, 2023 (updated Dec. 21, 2022)
Autumn term: Applications will open in April 2023


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

33,000 yen*

Beginners Course 104,500 yen (materials fee included)
Foundation Kasuri Course 130,000 yen (materials fee included)
Applied Kasuri Course I 130,000 yen (materials fee included)
Applied Kasuri Course II 165,000 yen (materials fee NOT included)
Field Trip 2,750 yen, not including travel cost (spring)
 

10% tax included.

*11,000 yen for students returning within 3 years (2017-2019)

  >>Dormitory and Cafeteria Fees


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