spot.04|Wegener Surf Stay in Keihoku [Official Program]

Keihoku region

In honor of the From Surfing to Traditional Crafts project, globally renowned surfboard shaper Tom Wegener will be hosting his Wegener Surf Stay workshop, normally held in Noosa Heads, Australia, in the Keihoku region of Kyoto.


Participants will gather in Keihoku the night before and enjoy a pre-party with a viewing of the film Beyond Tradition. This will be a night of conversation with Wegener about the beauty of , what we want to leave for our children, and the future of nature and crafts. Keihoku, Kyoto, is a community that still possess the wisdom and culture of living with nature, and this will be a special night that connects people, crafts and nature.


Beyond Tradition is a short film that follows Takuya Tsutsumi of Tsutsumi Asakichi Urushi and producer Shin Aoki on their journey to Australia to create a lacquer coated Alaia with Wegener. It also records the people who were involved with the project, their love for the moun, and their hopes for the future.


The workshop will be taught by Wegener, with the support of Touru Ogawa, a sympathizer of Wegener’s work who offers handplane workshops throughout Japan. Participants will create an ancient Hawaiian wooden body board called a Paipo. A light lacquer coating will be available as an option.


●Time: meet-up at 2:00 pm on Sep. 7, 2019 (Sat), ends 5:00 pm on Sep. 8 (Sun)


●Fee: 38,000 yen


Included in the fee

*Workshop eve pre-party
*Paipo made with Tom Wegener (extra fee required for light lacquer coating option)
*Conversation with Tom Wegener
*Meals (dinner on the 7th, breakfast and lunch on the 8th)

NOT included in the fee

*Travel fees to Keihoku (participants will meet at Keihoku)
*Drinks at the party on the 7th (to be paid at the time of purchase)

Please do not hesitate to contact for more information!




Tom Wegener, Touru Ogawa

KYOTO KOGEI WEEK Executive Committee & Tsutsumi Asakichi Urushi

Tom Wegener Surfboard, Shin&Co, Yotsutsuzi, PERSPECTIVE, AWL Keihoku, ROOTS, KYOTO CRAFTS MAGAZINE, 2416 Gohan, and Nanjo Kobo