This year we have 10 days holiday from April 27th to May 6th in Japan.
It's called Golden week.
The scenery of satoyama is changing to summer version.
New leaves are coming out in the forest and farmers are planting rice for this time of year.
The rice fields are filled with water and farmers plant rice.
Full of young leaves in the forest.
How about visiting the atelier while being surrounded by such lush greenery?
There are many artists and craftsmen in Keihoku.
Eight artists and craftsmen open their atelier and cafe on May 3rd to 5th. They make stained glass works, wood works, felt works, iron works, pottery stone works.
Each atelier has own unique style so would be nice to visit several places.
And you can join craft making workshops at their atelier.
Keihoku has large area same area as Osaka. It's recommended to visit ateliers by car or bus or bike.
Actually, and I Jumped the gun and joined a stained glass workshop the other day.
It's so fun to make own original craft, only one in the world.
Please visit ateliers and join the workshops.
Keihoku Atelier crawl
May 3rd (Fri), 4th (Sat), 5th (Sun), 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM