La Maison is your home away from home in Karuizawa, Japan.


Karuizawa is one of the oldest traditional summer mountain resorts in Japan where many artists and notables including Japan's own imperial families have spent their summers.


This is where I made many special summer memories of my childhood.

Nature, history, silence. After I moved to France later in my life, I started realizing the common appreciation to this special place between French and Japanese.


Sharing the quality time with your loved ones over good food & wine, art, nature, history is French art of life. 


To share my secret to enjoy my life, I have created La Maison. 

Satoko DARGENT    Born in Tokyo. After a long career in Japanese and foreign banking, moved to France in early 2000s. Currently resides in France with French husband with 2 boys. Splitting her time between in France and Japan. Well traveled through world.​