Q. How do I apply? When do I pay? A. Please see here for information on the application procedure.
Q. I missed the deadline. Are there any seats left? A. Any courses that have reached the maximum number of students will have "full" next to the course name on the International Students Course Schedule page. A second application period will be considered if there are vacancies. Please check back for announcements.
Q. When will you be announcing the schedule for next year's courses?A. Usually we announce the schedule for workshops in February, and the International Students Courses for the next year in late July. e.g. 2015 Workshops in Feb 2015, 2015 International Courses in July 2014.
Q. Are there any classes held in English? A. The Beginners Course, Foundation Kasuri Course, and Applied Kasuri Course I are held in English. However, as a general rule, Applied Kasuri Course II and III are held in Japanese. An English speaking staff member will sometimes be able to help you.
Most of the international students who have studied at KTS could not speak much Japanese, but please remember that having some Japanese skills will help you communicate with other students and teachers, and further your studies.
Q. Can I apply for regular courses in Japanese? A. The regular courses at KTS are for fluent Japanese speakers only. Please note that you will not have any support in English. Please see our Japanese website for further information.
Q. Do you have any shibori courses? A. Since our school specializes in weaving, we do not teach fabric dyeing (shibori), only yarn dyeing. However you may enjoy Kasuri which is done by binding yarn to create dyed and undyed sections.
Q. How much do the materials cost for each course? A. The materials fee are included in the following courses (from 2016): Beginners Course, Foundation Kasuri Course, Applied Kasuri Course I. For Applied Kasuri Course II and III, fees will vary depending on the student's design.▲ TOP
Q. Are you able to prepare vegetarian meals at the cafeteria? A. Please let us know beforehand if you have any food restrictions, and specifically what you can and cannot eat. We will do our best, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your requirements.
Q. Can men stay at the dormitory? A. The KTS dormitory is only for female students. Male students must find housing on their own. A good website to try is J-Stay.
Q. Can my family stay with me at the dormitory while I am studying at KTS? A. Only students are allowed to stay at the dormitory. The Kyoto Visitor’s Guide website may have some helpful accommodation information.
Q. What is the shared bath like? A. The shared bath is a "daiyokujou," an open space with showers (no stalls) and a large bathtub. If you feel uncomfortable bathing with others, please request a room with a private bath.▲ TOP
Q. What is the weather like? A. Our school is located in the mountains, so it is a few degrees cooler than the city center (especially in winter).
Yearly weather summary: World Weather Online (Kyoto)
Weather forecast: Yahoo! Weather (Kyoto)