A huge thank you

We’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone involved in the opening of studio Kokoro. So many people, old friends and new have contributed to making it a possibility.

We genuinely would never have been able to open without the support and help we received. We will always be grateful for those efforts.

It was wonderful for us to see everyone having a good time at the opening. It gave us such a warm feeling and made us sure we were where we were meant to be.

The feeling of community and warmth through the whole opening weekend was incredible. Thank you all for being a part of that feeling and wonderful experience.

We really hope to foster a feeling of community and warmth at the studio and hope we will see you all again along with new visitors and friends in future.

We really want to build a thriving rope scene here and see lots of great rope in the studio.

We thank you a again from the bottom of our hearts.

D & C

Welcome to Studio Kokoro

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Kokoro (Japanese: 心) and means ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ’emotion’, ‘spirit’, ‘soul’,  we feel is a good sentiment for our studio.

Studio Kokoro is something of a dream for us but one we’re now making reality.

Like everything in our life this is a partnership and a shared dream to which we bring complimentary skills and ambitions.

We want very much to create a unique space with its own personality capable of hosting a variety of events and activities. We hope it will develop along with its use and the people who become part of its life.

The studio will be a space for photography and rope but will not be limited to those uses.

There will be a list of events very soon once we have dates confirmed.

We will also be running some regular events throughout the year as well as intensive workshops.

We have visited a great many great rope spaces around the world.
We wish to acknowledge their inspiration in our decision to create our own space with Studio Kokoro.

We would like to extend our gratitude to both Naka Akira and Sugiura Norio for their help and input in the naming of Kokoro Studio. We didn’t want to choose an inappropriate name and wanted to make sure this name worked for the reasons we wanted it.

A few images

The place is a bit of a mess at the moment but here are a few shots to be going on with.

We will be putting up more information and some progress pictures as we go along.