Help with an art project in an old house in Tokyo, Japan

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  • Last activity: 9 Dec 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    We're guys and girls who lives in a very old house near from central Tokyo.
    Current residents are 4 people, Hiro (Hiroaki) who is owner,Japanese, Chinese and Nepalian, include LGBTQ+ femal.
    Hiro is IT engineer who works at home, other people are voice actress, studnt and engineer.

    [About me]
    I, Hiro used to live an apartment and hosted people via another website. I learned about culture exchange and English from couchsurfers. But I become to want to live with people from different countries. Luckily I found the very old large house that can do anything. I'm trying renovation it to an artistic house now.

    [About art project]
    My friend painted a mural, but there was still some free space left, and then some artists helped to fill it. Also some of them added vibrant hues to the monochrome mural. Now, the murals feature an assortment of artwork from various artists worldwide.

    [About our house]
    Conveniently situated merely two stations away from Ikebukuro and six stations from Shinjuku, this spacious five bedroom house resides in a serene residential area. Historically, numerous legendary manga artists were once residents of this neighborhood. To commemorate their contributions, the locality now hosts a manga museum.
    The museum isn't for manga, a replica of the apartment that many manga artists used to lives, because "the God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka lived in there. but if you don't know Tezuka, the greatest manga artist who is a pioneer of Anime and Manga, it's just an old building. that is why I went to there only once when it was free entrance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I'd like to offer different type of Japanese alcohols include our home made one and enjoy conversation with you.
    therefore I prefer to host people who can drink. Don't have to drink a lot just enjoy taste.

    My all roommates know Anime (Japanese animation) and Manga (Japanese cartoon),

    Information for LGBTQ female. Recommendation women only bar of the gay district, Shinjuku Nichome.

    As a over 10 years Tokyoties, I can help tourists and new residents of Tokyo.
    Free information (free meals restaurant, free accommodation and other free informations)
    Saving money (How to find a cheap room, How to save living cost and other useful informations)
    food information (traditional buddhist vegan cuisine, the restaurant for unique animals and insects)

  • Help


    I can answer about current and next month. I'm not sure after next month.
    we don't accept a group. Please don't ask us if you are not solo traveler.
    If you want to visit us to wach or draw the mural, Please mention you don't stay overnigh.

    There are some questions in my profile to confirm your understanding and interests of the project.
    Please answer as possible as you can. The most important questions are written in "Accommodation"

    Helps: (1)Draw in common space. No theme but original or copyright free character only.
    (2)Adding color to the mural that is black line only (vivid, eccentric,artistic or natural color.)
    you can choose (1) o (2), or do (1) and (2) both. When I'm going back to my family house
    I need someone who stay the room and clean the house and take out the trash.
    Even if you are unable to assist with the art project, we may still require your help.
    if you're interested in the house management, please read my profile and answer the question.

    I am experiencing some problems with my spine. I might ask you to help me something.
    I can't do keeping the low position for cleaning and holding some stuff for shopping.
    Clean the common space or go to the neighbor with me and carry something that I bought.

    Date: Generally a week is enough staying. it's fine to draw a small paint when you have the time.
    But adding colors or drawing a large painting requires a lot of time.
    So if you do that you may have an opportunity to stay longer if the accommodation is available.
    note: a living room may be able to extend your stay, but a room can be difficult.

    Material; We have Paint markers and Acrylic paints that can make different colours by mixing.
    Ok to use art materials that you have but it have to be able to keep their colour a long term.
    If you need something that is not expensive for your painting, I can buy.

    Skills; drawing talents, experience in painting of digital or physical art.
    We don't intend to decorate with photos or posters. But, sculptures would be acceptable.
    So helper should be a painter or a sculpture, whether professional or hobbyist.

    How to apply: Please show me your portfolio or artwork to confirm your skills.
    your website, upload photo of your artwork to your profile photo, anything is ok.
    if you don't have any photo of your artwork yet, draw doodle and upload a photo of it.

    How to upload a photo on workway profile.
    Select 'my profile photos' found in your 'My account' dropdown and follow the online instructions. This is accessed by clicking your round profile photo in the top right of the screen or the three lines on mobile when logged in.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Japanese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    You can learn Chinese Hindi Nepali and Japanese from us. (Some of my roommates can't speak English)

  • Accommodation


    No stoic rule, no curfew, there are two accommodations.
    Not every time offer meals but might be able to offer ingredients or one meal.
    We have futon mattress and high speed wifi. can use our home appliances.

    The house is very old if you're expect modern accommodation I don't recommend to stay.

    [A indoor bed tent in the living room] Normally we offer it than the room.
    The tent with futon mattress and blankets. Ok to put some stuffs in the living room.
    the room is next of three rooms of my roommates. Enjoy conversations with them.
    No AC (air conditioner) electric fan for cooling and oil heater for heating,
    If you'd like to extend your stay, the tent have more opportunity than the room.
    if the living room is uncomfortable we might be able to make the room vacant for you.

    [A private room] The room is optional accommodation, can be unavailable sometimes.
    The quiet and large room with some furnitures, AC for cooling and oil heater for heating.
    This room is primarily used as monthly accommodation for foreign tourists.
    so if you'd like to stay only the room it's more difficult to accept than stay in the tent.
    info: the room is available between 10 and 14 days in November but not sure when yet.

    if you read my profile please answer the question.
    Do you drink? Do you have any dietary restrictions?
    (I like cooking I'd like to offer the meal and home made alcohol.)
    Which accommodation do you need? What is my occupation?

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You stay as a homestay. a tourist visa can stay. Japanese people are ok to stay.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    high-speed wifi

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    if you stay in the private room ok to accept any pets that is quiet and friendly to people.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    more than 1 hour but less than 15 hours help a week

Host ref number: 547136816685

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