Pottery, music, and the outdoors. Create your own art rather than see it!
Go, see, and feel the world of art
File.18Fujino Art House
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)
The former Fujino-cho (currently Midori-ku, Sagamihara), located in the northwestern part of Kanagawa Prefecture, is a place where artists such as Tsuguharu Fujita and Setsuko Migishi lived during the Pacific War, and it is said that they discussed the concept of a large art city. The “Fujino Art House” that I visited this time was created against the background of the “Fujino Furusato Art Village Concept” that was born from such a connection.
It's a bit difficult to describe here.
First of all, the building is fully equipped with studios and music studios where you can experience various arts, as well as accommodation facilities. You can enjoy barbecue and camping in the outdoor space rich in nature. In other words, it is an art space where you can fully enjoy what you want to do, with the catchphrase "do what you like, as much as you like".
It is built on a hill near Lake Sagami, so when you enter the entrance, you are on the 3rd floor. The lobby, with its floor covered with wooden blocks, is a comfortable space with plenty of natural light.
The passage leading to the music studio is also called the "Sound Promenade." If you want to know why, take a walk here. It is a must to get excited about art.
By the way, the wall is designed as a gallery space that can be used casually. Up to 2 weeks, free of charge!
There are 3 music studios in total. Equipped with equipment such as a grand piano, drum set, and mixer (some of which are charged), it can be used for a wide range of purposes, from chorus, chamber music, and band practice, to dance practice and recording.
This is the "Sound Chest" in front of the music studio. I thought that the design that made use of the texture of the wood was wonderful, so when I opened the drawer, I found a device that made various sounds.
This is also a work of art that is fun to experience.
The Creation Hall is a creative space that can be used for many purposes, from piano recitals to contemporary dance stages. The 225 seats are movable, and when the stage and seats are retracted, it becomes a flat space, so it can also be used as a martial arts practice area.
There are three workshops on the 1st floor: "Wood Workshop", "Clay Workshop" and "Freedom Workshop". You don't need to make a reservation for either of these facilities, so you can feel free to use them at any time.
Limited-time programs and workshops are also planned, so check the website for details!
Let's start with the "Wooden Workshop". Electric tools such as drill presses and scroll saws as well as hand tools such as saws and glue are available, so adults and children alike can freely challenge themselves to create works of art.
* Sticking Free Craft 800 yen ~, Woodworking Craft 1,000 yen ~
The lineup includes a wide variety of materials, including natural materials such as various shapes of wood and pine cones, ribbons, beads, and metal wires. You can feel the staff's desire to challenge themselves to freely create works by combining various materials.
You are free to make whatever you want, but it is surprisingly difficult to say "anything goes". In case you get lost, various samples such as cars, sailing ships, and doll houses are prepared. Reliable instructors are also stationed, so feel free to ask.
This is the "Clay Workshop". The pottery experience, in which you can make whatever you like as if you were playing with clay, is very popular with both adults and children. Once you have created your favorite shape, such as a plate, cup, or creative object, leave the work of drying, unglazed firing, glazing, and final firing to the workshop. You can come pick up the finished product, or you can use home delivery (cash on delivery) for peace of mind.
＊Hand forming 1,000 yen, painting 1,200 yen, deco art accessories 800 yen
This is the machine in the Jiyuu Koubou. You can make original cups and other items with "sandblasting," which involves spraying sand to carve patterns.
＊Sandblasting from 800 yen
Finally, I looked up at the accommodation building from the spacious outdoor space. There are 17 rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people, so the needs of the users are truly diverse, from family trips to club training camps. From the window of the room, you can see the scenery of Fujino, which is rich in greenery, so it is also recommended when you want to spend a relaxing time.
There are many deciduous trees in the surrounding mountains, so I thought that I would be able to see the beautiful autumn leaves in the fall.