It is a private inn of 120 years old and traditional townhouse.
Fujiyama, which has been registered as a World Heritage Site as a "source of art", and the first art museum in Japan named after Hiroshige Utagawa, an ukiyoe artist of the Edo period, is located within walking distance.
The latticework and Otani stone, the narrow frontage and depth of the room, and the floor with the gentle look of floating structure, the original charm of the machiya, which has stood in the old town for 120 years, has been preserved and revived as a simple Japanese setting.
With works and activities that represent contemporary culture and art coming and going, we aim to create a place that will be enjoyable no matter how many times you visit.
Please come to Soku-an to find the richness in the simplicity of life.
Aiko Yamamoto's works of various forms such as tapestry, relief, and installation are based on experience learned from the field of textile. She has worked about dyeing workshops and projects through communication with others both domestic and international. She has worked on research related to dyeing, mainly in Asian countries such as Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Taiwan. She pursues the possibilities of "fabric" and "dye" by her own practical method.
〈経歴〉 2017 東京藝術大学大学院先端芸術表現科 修了 / MA, Graduate School of Fine Arts Inter-Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts 2014 武蔵野美術大学工芸工業デザイン学科テキスタイル専攻 卒業 / BA, Craft Design Textile Course, Industrial and Craft Design, Musashino Art University
〈 受賞 / フェローシップ 〉 2018-2019 平成30年度ポーラ美術振興財団在外研修員として中国で研修 / The Pola Art Foundation Fellowship - Stay in China 2015 官民協働海外留学支援制度 トビタテ留学JAPAN 日本代表プログラム / Tobitate Japan program 2015 新潟伝統織物 亀田縞 2015年度グッドデザイン賞 受賞 / Niigata Traditional Textile Kamedashima - Good Design Award 2013 第2回床の間アートコンペ 最優秀賞受賞 (古湯温泉ONCRI /佐賀) / 2nd Tokonoma Arts Competition - Best Award Winner