[Life That Connects]

The Shobu creative campus is a place where people, minds and hearts can expand and come together. 

In this calming environment, filled with trees and flowers, people come to meet, to relax and to think. Our goal is to build a refreshing community for creative and cultural activities and interactions with the local community. We hope to create a place of free artistic expression, transcending all genres for all, disabled or not.

[S Gallery] was opened to support the artistic activities of persons with developmental, mental and physical difficulties. We have an ongoing program of exciting exhibitions  that take place throughout the year.

For information regarding S Gallery and other opportunities to view works by Studio Shobu artists please see our exhibitions page.


Open S Gallery is open everyday.


Le Depot

[Le Depot Craft Shop] The act of making is a key part of our programs. We opened the shop in 1993 to support this, and to help share the work made at Shobu. Le Depot sells art and craft works from Studio Shobu, including woodwork, ceramics, washi paper, textiles and paintings.

Open 10:00 - 17:00. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Limited edition books and CD`s are available to purchase in our online store.


[Pompidou Bakery] The bakery sells bread, cakes and cookies made using stoneground wheat flour. Our delicious wholewheat bread is a local favorite. In the spring and summer months honey is available to buy courtesy of our very own bees.

Open 11:00 - 16:00. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


[Otafuku Pasta Restaurant] The menu includes fresh, handmade pasta, homemade sandwiches, fresh ground coffee and sweets. Our pasta, served with fresh vegetables and a homemade cheese sauce is a hit with the locals. We also serve a range of drinks including beer and locally manufactured spirits.

Open 11:00 - 17:00. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


[Bonta Soba Restaurant] Here you will find delicious hand cut soba noodles served with elegant, fragrant sauces. We also serve tempura and chicken-rice dishes.  

Open 11:00 - 15:00. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


[Omni House] 

Omni House is a space for local interaction, specially designed for use by people in the community, particularly the elderly and those with developmental disabilities. It provides a place for networking with art as the focus, hosting exhibitions, workshops lectures, seminars and concerts.

Omni House is also the rehearsal studio for otto&orabu.