DELTA’s name is inspired by one of Kyoto's most iconic landscapes, locally referred to as the Kamogawa Delta, the confluence of the Kamogawa and Takanogawa rivers. The DELTA building located a short stroll from the river's edge in the heart of a famous shotengai (shopping arcade), the Masugata Shotengai.
This gallery stay located above DELTA - the permanent space of KYOTOGRAPHIE Kyoto International Photography Festival - embodies the festival spirit. It combines photography, craft, and community life.
Our guests can enjoy a curated selection of Japanese photography selected every season, amongst contemporary Japanese design and craft, creating a peaceful space amid the vibrant historic shopping district.
In the surroundings, guests can try a great variety of local foods or take-out to prepare in the small kitchen of the stay. With many great dining options in the vicinity, guests will be satisfied with the choice.
DELTA Café Gallery on the first floor of the building can provide room service on the opening hours.
Many of Kyoto's iconic destinations are less than 10 minutes walk: Kamogawa River, Imperial Palace, Shimogamo Shrine, which provides guests with a unique experience of Kyoto. To reach the city or the famed Gion/Higashiyama area take a short taxi ride or picturesque bike ride along the river.
DELTA Stay is for those who love art, crafted living, and community life.
Sfera, based in Kyoto and Milano, started in 2001 by a creative director Shigeo Mashiro, sharing the concept of a new lifestyle in modern times.
Sfera’s handiwork of artisan is highly recognized at home and abroad. Sfera building in Gion’s south area adjoins a cafe, a selected concept shop, and a gallery.
The appearance of the Sfera building catches the eye from its unique spirited Swedish appearance, placed among the antique shops famous in this area.
Born in Tokyo 1978, and based in Kyoto. He specializes in handmade tatami for traditional Japanese architecture as well as contemporary art and design projects.
In Japan, he has worked on a huge variety of projects including the Ise Shrine tatami for the G7 Summit, Daitokuji Ryogen-in, Kosei-in. Internationally, his work is in France, Italy, Israel, the USA, Canada, South Africa, as well as extensively throughout Asia.
Re:planter – an amalgamation of the words recycle, plant and player – is a solo project by plant artist Takaaki Murase. Taking nature’s response to our consumerist society as its theme, the project explores meaningful botanical expressions by combining human-made artifacts with plants.
Wataru Hatano (b. 1971 on Awaji Island) is a paper-making artist. In 1995, he graduated from Tama Art University with a degree in oil painting, then began training at the traditional paper-making workshop Kurotani Washi in 1998. Two years later, he launched his career as an independent artist.
Following his deep interest in lifestyles and work passed to us down from the past, Hatano creates washi paper that is oriented in the future.
Hatano is currently setting up a gallery for washi paper artworks in Osaka Shinsaibashi.
“Tsumari Story” is a series of work by the Sino-Japanese artistic duo Rong Rong & Inri. The series was created for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale of 2012, records the couple’s life in Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, one of Japan’s snowiest regions, where they resided over a period of two years.
The photographs express their emotional response to concepts of the ‘cycle of life,’ and the flow of water that is the source of life, through their depiction of the transitions of married and family life.
Founded in 1887, Benrido is a long-standing printing and publishing company that preserves the 19th century French photographic printing process known as collotype. Benrido specializes in producing fine-art collotypes and reproductions of national cultural heritages and contemporary art, as well as off-set publications of Japanese art books, national cultural heritage catalogues and fine art catalogues. Benrido also produces high-definition digital archives of cultural heritage artworks.
Delta Stay is currently showcasing the collotype works of Masahisa Fukase from his series “Color Approach, 1962” and Masao Yamamotoʼs “Yamamoto Masao: Birds Collotype Portfolio” released in 2020.