At Villa Kujoyama, a French government run art residency in the hills of eastern Kyoto, French artists come and work for stints from four months to one year.
At the end of their stays, there are exhibits and happenings.
It was inspired by the Villa Medicis in Rome, and has been open since 1992.
Recent events include "at least we still have joy," an exhibit by Alexandre Maubert. Entrance is free and the show will run until November 10.
There will also be a performance on November 11, from 4 pm until 7 pm.
On the 12th, from 7 pm, there will be a video exhibit and a talk with the artist.
For cyclists, it is near Nanzenji Temple. Here is a map.
Villa Kujoyama Kansai Franco-Japanese Institute, 17-22 Hinooka Ebisudani-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto 607-8492
Phone: 075 752 7171
10 minute walk from Keage station on the Subway Tozai line
Tags Japan Touring Kyoto Cycle Japanese