2023/08/01ApplicationMorishita Studio

Open Call for the 2024 International Program

The open calls for the 2024 International Program has been announced
→2024 Application guidelines

2023/06/14ApplicationMorishita StudioSaison AIR

Open call for Visiting Fellows 2023

The open calls for Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellow, which supports creative research for international contemporary theater and dance artist, has been announced
→Visiting Fellows 2023

2023/03/28InformationMorishita StudioSaison AIR

Covid-19 Prevention and Control Measures at Morishita Studio

We kindly ask our studio users to take Covid-19 prevention and control measures on your own in accordance with the Japanese government’s Mask Use Guidance from 13 March 2023 and your cooperation in ensuring basic practices such as frequent ventilation, handwashing, and hand sanitizing while using our facilities.

2020/08/07InformationMorishita StudioSaison AIR

Covid-19 Safety Measures at Morishita Studio

In order to reduce the risk of catching coronavirus (Covid-19) and passing it on to others, please follow the hygiene protocols listed below when entering and using Morishita Studio:
1. Wash hands and use hand sanitizers
2. Wear masks
3. Gargle
4. If you cough or sneeze, use a tissue or into your bended elbow and wash or sanitize your hands immediately afterwards
5. Provide fresh air (ventilation) within the studios
6. Observe physical distancing

*Please refrain from entering the studio if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have respiratory issues (cough, running nose, shortness of breath) and symptoms of fever.

At the studio, our employees will take the following precautionary measures in order to ensure the safety of our visitors:
● Wearing masks
● Installation of sanitizers
● Ventilation of indoor shared spaces

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Morishita Studio has two adjacent buildings designed for theater and dance rehearsals and is operated by The Saison Foundation. The main building consists of three studios: the medium-sized Studios A and B (109.35 sqm each) and the larger Studio C (238.56 sqm). The annex houses the smaller Studio S (77.97 sqm), plus guest rooms, and a lounge. Each studio has its own staff room, locker rooms, storage room, and there are also shower rooms and a meeting room within the main building. The studios are provided for projects organized and co-organized by The Saison Foundation, and are awarded to our grantees. In addition to rehearsals, the studios are also used for workshops, conferences, symposiums, etc., depending on the needs of its users.

Requests to rent the studios are accepted during the grant application period from August to October each year. Grantees who have submitted requests to rent the studios are awarded priority use of the studio during the year starting from April to March each year.

< Opening Hours >
Morishita Studio is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The building will be closed on from April 1 to April 5 and from December 29, 2024 to January 3, 2025, and on dates specified by the Foundation.
< Rental rates for awardees >
Studios A & B –medium 2,500 yen per day
Studio C – large 8,000 yen per day
Studio S – small 2,500 yen per day

■Morishita Studio – Main building [Studios A, B, and C, plus conference room]

■Annex [Studio S, guest rooms, and lounge]


studio /
guest room
floor width depth height floor space
Studio A 1 13.5m 8.1m 3.9m 109.35 sqm
Studio B 2 13.5m 8.1m 3.9m 109.35 sqm
Studio C 1&2 17.4m 13.8m 6.6m 238.56 sqm
Studio S 1 11.3m 6.9m 4.2m 77.97 sqm
*With white walls
Guest room
Twin (1 rm)
2 Up to three persons
Guest room
Single (2 rms)
2 Up to one person each


Within studios lauan plywood floors, mirrors, and ballet barres. White walls in Studio S.
Guest roomss Fully furnished. May accommodate 1 or 3 persons depending on the size of the room. Each room has a modular bathroom, kitchenette, private telephone, and wired/wireless Internet access. There are no towels or toiletries.


Each rehearsal studio is equipped with locker rooms and staff rooms.
Common-use facilities copy and fax machine (usage fee required), wired/wireless Internet access, kitchenettes, shower rooms.
NOTE Reservations are required for using kitchenette in the lounge of the annex, and also for the conference room in the main building as well as for parking lots.

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(Main building)
studio A studio B
studio C Conference
Annex Studio S Lounge

Equipment usage requests must submitted and approved beforehand, and studio users are required to set the equipment by themselves.

equipment and
Linoleum stage carpets, folding chairs and tables, whiteboards, garment racks, stepladders, extension cables, stage riser boxes, stage platforms (mainly for Studio C), refrigerators, tea utensils, etc.
The following items are available on a first-come, first-served basis: TV monitors, DVD players, projection screens, projectors, piano (for use only on the ground floor of the main building), bicycles.
Sound equipment: Public-address sound systems are available in each studio, though the equipment may vary so please ask the staff for details.
Lighting equipment: Please ask our staff for details on lighting equipment.
Linoleum stage
Studio users are required to lay, roll up, and (in case of damage) repair the linoleum stage carpets by themselves.

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3-5-6 Morishita, Koto-ku, Tokyo
135-0004, Japan
TEL: +81 3 (5624) 5951
FAX: +81 3 (5624) 5950
[ Opening Hours 10:00 – 22:00 ]

*NOTE: Please do not send grant application related messages (including requests to use our studios and guest rooms) to the above email address. Thank you.

MORISHITA Station on the Toei Shinjuku and Oedo Lines
(Five minutes by foot from Exit A6)

KIYOSUMI-SHIRAKAWA Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and the Toei Oedo Line
(Ten minutes by foot from Exit A2)

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The Saison Foundation extends its sincere gratitude to the following Legal Entity Support members and for their generous contributions (as of March 2023/in alphabetical order):