Dust settling

Three days and three hours sleep but now arrived at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. 

The living is basic but the studio and facilities look exciting and I'm lucky to share the month with Japanese, Argentinian, Chinese and American artists.

Almost immediately I had to make crucial decisions about clay purchases and firing schedules - and with heavy jet lag I hope I've timed things ok. 

I am now (9 hours ahead of UK at 21.27pm) unpacking my tools and setting up my space. 

It's rewarding to do basic things like cleaning down tables. It gets the mind cleared at the same time - making way for an intense few weeks ahead ... 

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 JR West Line toward Shigaraki  

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Raccoon Dogs of Shigaraki everywhere. 

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View from the Ceramic Park

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Monastic quarters! 

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New space awaits...