The world of art that you can go, see, and feel
File.18 Fujino Art House
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal editorial department)
Former Fujino Town (currently Midori Ward, Sagamihara City), located at the northwestern tip of Kanagawa Prefecture, is said to have been the place where artists such as Tsuguharu Fujita and Setsuko Migishi lived and talked about the "Great Art City Concept" during the Pacific War. 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 little difficult to explain here in one word.
First of all, the building is fully equipped with facilities such as a workshop and music studio where you can experience various arts, and accommodation facilities are also available. 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 located on a hill near Lake Sagami, so when you enter the entrance, it is on the 3rd floor. The lobby, with wooden blocks on the floor, is a comfortable space with plenty of natural light.
The passage leading to the music studio is called "Sound Promenade". If you want to know why, please walk here. It's an exciting artistic mood.
By the way, the wall surface is designed as a gallery space that you can easily use. It's up to 2 weeks and the usage fee is free!
There are three music studios in all. Since it is equipped with facilities such as a grand piano, drum set, and mixer (some charges apply), it can be used for a wide range of purposes, from chorus and chamber music to band practice, as well as 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 wood was wonderful, and when I opened the drawer, there were various sounds.
This is also an art work that is fun to experience.
The Creation Hall is a versatile creative space that can be used for everything from piano recitals to contemporary dance stages. The 225 seats are movable, and if you store the stage and the audience seats, it will become a flat space, so it can also be used as a martial arts practice field.
There are three workshops on the first floor: "Wooden Workshop", "Soil Workshop", and "Free Workshop". There is no need to make a reservation for either, and I am happy that you can feel free to use it at any time.
Limited-time programs and workshops will also be planned, so check the website for details!
First of all, I will introduce from "Wooden Workshop". Power tools such as drilling machines and thread saws, hand tools such as saws, and bonds are also available, so both adults and children can freely create art works.
* Free sticking work 800 yen ~, Woodworking craft 1,000 yen ~
We have a diverse lineup of materials such as various shapes of wood, natural materials such as pine cones, ribbons, beads, and metal wires. I can feel the staff's desire to try to create free works by combining various materials.
You are free to make anything, but it is surprisingly difficult to say "anything". Various samples such as cars, sailing ships, and dollhouses are available in case you get lost. There is also a reliable instructor, so feel free to contact us.
This is "Soil Workshop". The ceramic art experience, where you can make your favorite things as if you were playing with clay, is very popular with both adults and children. Once you have made your favorite shapes such as plates, cups, and original objects, leave the work of drying, unglazed, glaze, and honyaki to the workshop. You can come to pick up the finished product, and you can also use home delivery (cash on delivery), so you can rest assured.
* Hand-bending 1,000 yen, painting 1,200 yen, deco art accessories 800 yen
This is a machine in "Freedom Studio". You can make original cups by "sandblasting", which sprays sand to sharpen the pattern.
* Sandblast 800 yen ~
Finally, I looked up at the accommodation building from the spacious outdoor space. With 17 rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people, there are a wide variety of needs on the part of users, from family trips to club training camps. You can see the lush scenery of Fujino from the window of the room, so it is recommended when you want to spend a relaxing time.
There are many deciduous trees in the surrounding mountains, so while I was thinking that I could see the beautiful autumn leaves in autumn, I thought that this space full of nature was the art.