IKUHART Planning


 Ikuha, located in the northwest of the Awaji Island, faces the Harima Sea and is a fishing town. This region is also known as Nishiura and is a scenic spot with magnificent sunsets. Ikuha has a deep connection with iron. The still existent Gossakaito Ruins are where iron processing took place during the ancient Yayoi period. With the aim of harnessing the charm of Ikuha and its various resources, the name "IKUHART Planning" was chosen, incorporating the meaning of
"Ikuha, Heart, Art."
It is a place to gather, interact, and enjoy. 

IKUHART Planning’s 3 acivities

IKUHART STUDIO/ Marine Activites /Residency


 (Former Blacksmith Ironworks Enjoyment Club)
We conduct activities related to art, with a special focus on iron. Our activities include the creation, playful enjoyment, learning, and gatherings related to the arts.

Studio Usage Fees

Member Usage Fees:

  • Full Day: 500 yen (individual), 5,000 yen (group)
  • Half Day: 3,000 yen (group)

Visitor Fees:

  • Full Day: 1,000 yen (individual), 10,000 yen (group)

Available Tools and Equipment:

  • Metalwork: Welding, cutting, drilling, and more
  • Woodworking: A complete set of power tools, electric jigsaws, and more

2.    Marine Activites

We offer activities related to the unique characteristics of Awaji Island, including visits to the sea, fishing ports, and historical sites.

3.     Residency

We manage the acceptance of artists from overseas. The main activities are to provide accommodation, support artists during their stay, introduce them to jobs during their stay, and arrange subsidies.

Accommodation space is being prepared. It will be released as soon as it is ready. 

About Us




 •       Company Name: General Incorporated Association IKUHART Planning
 •       Address: Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, 65 Ikuha
 •       Representative: Jun Tsukawaki
                         ( Jun Tamba、Sculptor, Honorary Professor at KobeUniversity)

                Advisory Director: Yasufumi Tominaga (Awaji City Council Member) 

                Executive Director: Futo Narufuji  (Secretariat) 

                Directors:            Yasuo Niki 

                Directors:            Masamichi Kawano, 
               Manager:              Akiko Takeuchi

 I hope this message finds you well! I am writing to express my gratitude for your continued support. IKUHART Planning, a non-profit organization established by volunteers in January 2020, officially transitioned into the "General Incorporated Association IKUHART Planning" on October 21, 2021. We are committed to creating a platform that not only shares art, but that promotes the charm of our local community. We look forward to your continued support and encouragement in our endeavors.
 November 2021
 Jun Tamba
 Representative Director
 General Incorporated Association IKUHART Planning 

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Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy (Personal Information Protection Policy)
 The General Incorporated Association IKUHART Planning (hereinafter referred to as "the Company") establishes this Privacy Policy (hereinafter referred to as "this Policy") concerning user's personal information. This Policy outlines the Company's practices regarding the acquisition, use, sharing, and management of personal information and how users can manage their own personal information. 

         •       Company Name: General Incorporated Association IKUHART Planning
         •       Address: Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, 65 Ikuha
         •       Representative: Jun Tsukawaki
         •       When users register, we collect personal information such as name, date of                    birth, address, phone number, and email address.
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                  to   analyze and provide users with suitable products and services.
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                  General Incorporated Association IKUHART Planning
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               ZIP 656-1602 Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, 65 Ikuha 

              General Incorporated Association IKUHART Planning

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         •       Established: October 26, Reiwa 3 (2021)
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 •       January 2020: Establishment of the non-profit organization IKUHART planning.
         •       June 2020: Inspection of the Miki City Industrial Association.
         •       October 2020: Inspection of the Gossakaito Inner Ruins.
         •       November 2020: Kobe Cultural Festival 2020 at Awaji Venue.
         •       Summer 2021: Opening of a multipurpose studio.
         •       July to September 2021: Day trips to deserted islands.
         •       September 2021: Sponsorship of the Awaji Hanamidori Autumn Festival.
         •       October 2021: Beach clean-up and sea and art events.
         •       October 21, 2021: Establishment of the General Incorporated Association IKUHART planning.
         •       November 2021: Kobe Cultural Festival 2021 at Awaji Venue.
         •       March 2022: Iron and Art Symposium.
         •       May 2022: Spring Beach Clean-up with Art.
         •       June 2022: Exhibition on the Island's Birth, Sea, and Environment.
         •       July to September 2022: Day trips to deserted islands.
         •       September 25, 2022: Awazin Festival 2022 Public Relations Booth.
         •       October 1 to 10, 2022: Ikuha Art Festival.
         •       October 2022: Iron and Art Symposium.
         •       October 2022: Autumn Beach Clean-up with Art.
         •       November 2022: Exhibition of Awaji Sea and Environment Group.
         •       November 2022: Symposium on Awaji Sea and Environment.
         •       November 2022: Event for the Large Sailboat Mirai.
         •       February 2023: Artwork creation with school trip students.
         •       July 2023: Sea and Food Education, Fishing, and Wildlife Observation.
         •       July 2023: Coastal Cleanup and Art in the Environment.
         •       July 2023: Group exhibition on the sea and environment at Higashiura Library.
         •       July to August 2023: Yacht experience and deserted island camp.