Japanese Modern Sytle
The villa is a modern reconstruction of an old house from the Ryukyu Dynasty period.
Kitchen & Dinning
【Fragrance】 Dark fruity aroma of plum and blackcurrant with a soothing woody tone. Plum, jasmine, frankincense, cedarwood
Fire Pit Garden
Beach & Ocean View
Permanent exhibition of works by artists associated with Amami Oshima
Numerous artists have lived in Ashitoku, where Ryukyu Villa is located,
and many artists have moved to the area from outside the island.
The villa displays their work indoors and in the garden.
Born and lives in Amami Oshima. The next third generation of "Nakayama Landscaping", a landscaping business. As a landscape architect, he has created gardens all over the island.
【Major gardens worked on in the past】
・Amami park(Kasari), Udonhama park (Ohama-cho), Umigame park(Kuninao), Mineyama park(Yamatoson town hall), Ayamaru cape tourist park(Kasari), Amami forest police(Yamato), Thidamoon(Hotel), miru amami(Hotel), m-dear Amami(Tower condominium), Oshima tsumugi mura、Oshima high school
After experiencing the Yakuza, he became a shrine carpenter. He has been involved in the construction of shrines, temples, and other structures throughout Japan. He lives in Amami Oshima Island and Kanagawa Prefecture.
【Major buildings he have worked on in the past】
Shirahige shrine(Tokyo), Daikyu temple(Hokkaido), Renjyo temple(Ibaraki), Asakusa shrine(Tokyo), Ryuan temple(Amamioshima), Jyoraku temple(Tokyo), Daiou temple(Saitama), Honjyo temple(Akita), Shinmei shrine kaguraden(Tokyo)
Academy of Art University in SanFrancisco Fine Art B.F.A. in Photography
He continues to capture the soul that resides in all things and the universal light that exists within from his unique perspective, and is active in a variety of fields beyond the boundaries of photography.
・National Geographic Photo Contest Grand Prize
・Kawase Naomi's film "The Second Window": In charge of underwater video shooting
・NHK Taiga historical drama "Saigo-don": In charge of main visual poster photo shoot and opening underwater video shooting
Born in Kyoto. Lives and works in Amami Oshima. Using brass as the main material, he designs and produces products related to architecture.
【Major architecture he have worked on in the past】
Omotesando GYRE(Tokyo), Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art(Aomori), arts&science(Tokyo), MAIZON(Paris) etc
・"pass down"(Venue: Shanghai, China)
・千sen / Tatsuma Segawa art exhibition “Colors of Patina”（Venue: doinel)
・“Distinctive and beautiful appearance-woodworking and metalworking-”（Venue: Daikanyama Tsutaya books)
・“CAFÉ DU GRACE 921GALLERY 15th Anniversary”（Venue: CAFÉ DU GRACE 921GALLERY)
・“Resonance”（Venue: Public Record Auckland,New Zealand)
・“Living Crafts Exhibition 2021” (Venue: gallery yamahon)
・“Ochaya-ato 4th Anniversary” (Venue: Ochaya-ato)
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture. Lives and works on Amami Oshima Island.
As the head redlighter (production manager) of the long-established North Shore Stained Glass in Sydney, Australia, he continues to produce and install traditional stained glass, a traditional European and American craft, while creating works under the theme of Surf & Nature in his own studio.
Since 2002, he has moved his studio to Amami Oshima, where he produces works that naturally blend into the Japanese vernacular architecture.
Amami Oshima Ashitoku
1647-5 Ashitoku, Tatsugo, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima, Japan
[ Access ] Approximately 16 minutes by car from Amami Airport. (Equipped with a parking lot) Amami Oshima is a remote island in Kagoshima Prefecture. It can be accessed by air or ship.