Supporting Japan-related programs in European Capitals of Culture

Visiting artist Kazuhiro Yajima teaching a course of Architecture with focus on Japanese tea houses

University of West Bohemia Art Camp: Students and Lecturer Participation

Pilsen, Czech Republic

Fine Arts

The ArtCamp 2016 international summer school held by the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art welcomed four Japanese participants and a visiting artist Mr. Kazuhiro Yajima. The group included students from three Japanese art universities and one arts management specialist who also had an opportunity research about ArtCamp and its organisation to assess the possibilities of establishing a similar programme in Akita, Japan. They participated in three one-week art courses each and completed them all successfully. The visiting artist Kazuhiro Yajima taught a one-week course of architecture focused on the Japanese tea house tradition with a very positive feedback from the participants. ArtCamp has proved again to be a useful tool in maintaining and developing our cooperation and relationships with Japanese universities and institutions. 

Written by Lenka Kodýtková (ArtCamp Executive Director)


11 – 29 Jul. 2016


Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia                 

Japanese participant:

course leader:
Kazuhiro Yajima (architect)

course participants:
Takahiro Oguma (gallery representative, graduate of Kyoto University of Art and Design)
Kanata Hiraishi (Akita University of Art)
Chisaki Mori (Tokyo University of the Arts)
Jingyi Wang (Joshibi University of Art and Design)

Related Programs:

  • Public lecture by Kazuhiro Yajima 
    Date: 11 – 15 Jul. 2016
    Venue: Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art
  • Artist presentations in the PechaKucha format
    Date: 11, 18 and 25 Jul. 2016
    Venue: Íčko Café, Pilsen
  • Guided tours of the Adolf Loos interiors
    Date: 11-12 Jul. 2016
    Venue:  Adolf Loos interiors, Pilsen                                      

Dean Josef Mistera and ArtCamp Executive Director Lenka Kodytkova with visiting artist Kazuhiro Yajima and Japanese students

Final performace of the Contemporary Dance course

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