So why did you choose Japan for this residence?
I was interested in Japan on many levels. As a student I started learning pottery, architecture and painting. I found a lot of Japanese inspiration and influence in pottery, and I learned a lot from the sense of space and simplicity in Japanese architecture.
We had an interview with Kristine Marx who is from New York, USA.
Why did you choose Japan to do your project?
I visited Japan twice (Tokyo, Kyoto) and am interested in Japanese culture and tradition.
Would there have been any differences doing the project in Tokyo and Kyoto than in Itoshima?
I think here in Itoshima time passes slowly (except Hiro is working hard!!) and So I am able to focus and concentrate on my project.
I can also go running, or bike riding and also enjoy going to hot spring.
Mochi Cafe Tsukiusagi
The cafe is surrounded by rice fields, is in ITOSHIMA, NIJYO area.
The Cafe provides foods and drinks.
You can get 500JPY OFF ONE TIME ONLY.
HAKATA ZONI 880JPY…ZONI is one of HAKATA(FUKUOKA)’s traditional food. It is like a soup which contains vegetables,fish and rice cake.
HAKATA ZONI LUNCH SET 1180JPY….Lunch set
KINAKO MOCHI 500JPY…which is Rice cake with soy beans powder
ZENZAI 500JPY…which is MOCHI with sweet red beans soup.
243-1 Nijōhamakubo, Itoshima-shi,
France Dubois will be staying at Studio Kura for two months starting in mid March. It’s her second time in Japan, having spent a residence last year at Akiyoshidai International Art Village. She is a young and energetic photographer based in Brussels, and her work has been shown all over the world. One of her main clients is la Monnaie / de Munt.