Cost & Booking


The fees, listed below, cover all group teaching, concerts and activities at the Summer School. This year it is possible to stay at the school at which the Summer School will take place. This includes simple accommodation and all meals (but no extra drinks and snacks). There are therefore two sets of prices:

1) All the Summer School activities including accommodation and meals; and
2) All the Summer School activities, but excluding accommodation and meals.

The accommodation on site is from the 26th till Monday 31st July. The beds do not have linen nor bedding, so please bring your own sleeping bag or bedding.

For participants who wish to organise their own accommodation: a list of hotels etc. is available on the accommodation page.

Participants who register between 1st April and 15th May 2017 will obtain the early bird discount.


This form must be scanned and submitted by e-mail (.pdf) or submitted by post (hard copy).
See the registration form itself for all the further details and explanations of process.

Please send your registration form at the latest within 48 hours of making payment.


Summer School + Accommodation + Meals

Summer School only


€ 350 / £ 315

€ 250 / £ 225


€ 325 / £ 290

€ 230 / £ 205


€ 330 / £ 295

€ 240 / £ 215


1 day on Saturday 29th July 2017 (3 hours): € 30

2 days on Saturday 29th + Sunday 30th July 2017 (6 hours total): € 50

Note: The introductory classes depend on number of interested participants. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at vejle2017[at]shakuhachisociety[dot]eu (Kiku Day) if there are questions regarding the introductory classes.

Summer School = all workshops, teaching, lectures & concerts entrance fees

Accommodation on site is in twin rooms (shared toilet and bath) – a few single rooms may be available but not guaranteed.

Meals means 3 meals a day. The catering is provided by a new innovating award-winning bakery/café in Vejle “Brød & co” (brød is bread in Danish). Their bread is 100% organic and made on sourdough, their food is made with mostly local organic products. You can see their website here:

The menu can be viewed here (PDF). Please note that this is the provisional menu and it is subject to change.

There is also the possibility of buying excellent and tasty draft beer from the local micro-brewery HumlepraXis for your meals:,

Concession = full-time students, unemployed, and socially disadvantaged persons. Please provide proof of status (e.g. copy of student ID) when applying.

Becoming an ESS member not only helps the ESS to promote the shakuhachi but also saves you money!

Membership is €20 per year and members receive a discount on the fees for Summer Schools.
For more information please visit



From this year we have the option of paying the fee via bank transfer. If you are transferring the money from outside the UK, please use the ESS Euro Bank Account information provided to make a bank transfer. Please select the option to pay all bank handling fees on your side so the ESS receives the full amount.

ESS Euro Bank account info:

Bank: NatWest
Name: European Shakuhachi Society
Account no: 27685071
Sort code: 560020
IBAN: GB68NWBK60721427685071

If you are making a bank transfer from within the UK, please transfer to the ESS Sterling account.

ESS Sterling account info:

Bank: NatWest
Name: European Shakuhachi Society
Account no: 24570230
Sort code: 56-00-20


You can pay the fee by PayPal if that is the best option for you. However, please add €10 / £ 9 to the fee as PayPal deducts this from the amount paid. If you do not add this fee, it will be payable in cash upon registration.

Vejle 2017 Normal Registration Period – Payment via PayPal

Please remember that:

You will be officially registered once your payment is completed. Payment must be made in full at the time you make your application. Any fees related to bank transfers must be paid by the participants; if such fees are nevertheless charged to ESS, they must be reimbursed to ESS in cash during registration at the event.

Cancellations requested before 12th July inclusive will receive a refund of the paid fee, less the cancellation fee of €30, via bank transfer from ESS. Unfortunately, we will not be able to refund fees for cancellations requested after 12th July.