Focus / Takigahara - 2018

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A three day retreat hosted by Jan Chipchase and Craig Mod Focus / Takigahara will take place in the lush foothills of the Ishikawa Prefecture, shouldered by rich agricultural lands and rolling mountains dotted by ancient hot springs. 

The theme of the retreat is: side projects.

Mornings will be structured sessions, the afternoons are open for long conversations and walks, and evenings will be spent in lively conversation over great drinks and good Japanese food. Seasonal, locally grown produce and fresh-picked herbal teas.

Attendees are encouraged to share their own projects.

We’d love it if a year from now you are able to look back and recognise: this gathering has helped shaped who you are, and was a catalyst for a creative project you otherwise wouldn’t have taken on.


3 - 6th September 2018 (3 nights)


The retreat takes place in the town of Takigahara in Japan. We’ve commandeered a large, refurbished farmhouse for our private use. 


We’re designers and entrepreneurs, we love nature (especially mountains), and have come to appreciate that sometimes the most meaningful way to learn and move forward is to disconnect and surround yourself with interesting people doing interesting things. Even better if you can do so in a unique, relaxed environment.

Hope to see you at Focus / Takigahara.

—Jan & Craig