4th China Study Tour: Shanghai + Natural Dye Forum option in Hangzhou + Yi Minority Autonomous Region

last updated 31 January 2019

SFS TO19 CN

Shanghai → Hangzhou →  Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture
May 2019
Led by Yoshiko I. Wada

Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, president of World Shibori Network, founder of Slow Fiber Studios, and co-chair of the 11th International Shibori Symposium with Dr. Zhao Feng at the CNSM, leads the 4th China Study Tour offered in three parts (Tours A, B, and C). Participants will be immersed in art, craft, and culture as they visit the cities of Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang with traditional highlights at Jin Ze Arts Centre and the island village of TUBU weaving in Tour A. In Tour B, they will attend the first Biennale of Natural Dyes (BoND) at the China National Silk Museum (CNSM) in Hangzhou. There is an optional extension Tour C to explore first-hand the lives of minority groups in the Yi Minority Autonomous Region, including Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan.

Tour A: Shanghai and surrounding areas in Jiangsu, Jin Ze Town, and Suzhou as well as an island village of TUBU weaving. (6 Nights, last evening transit to Hangzhou 18 May)

11 May – 18 May 2019

Led by Yoshiko I. Wada

Tour B: Hangzhou (7 Nights, last morning flight to Southwest China for Tour C or on your own destinations 24 May)

Option: attend Biennale of Natural Dyes (BoND) at the China National Silk Museum (CNSM) 20 May – 24 May. Registration for BoND is separate from tour and accomplished by registrant. Contact liujian@gmail.com

19 May – 24 May 2019

Accommodations in Hangzhou only and a special dinner in the Amanfayun property  Option to attend Biennale of Natural Dyes at the China National Silk Museum. Registration for BoND is separate from tour and completed by registrant.

Led by Yoshiko I. Wada, and Chinese colleagues and specialists

Tour C: Yi Minority Autonomous Region in Southwest China (8 Nights, tour ends in Kunming, Yunnan on the night of 2 June)

25 May – 2 June 2019

Led by Yoshiko I. Wada

RE: BoND:

As is customary to an institution in China, CNSM is not yet fully prepared to receive international participants. They are engaged in setting the Daily Program and exhibition participation processes.

As a result, we are unable to liaise between the participants and ​the organizer and cannot assume any responsibility for the programs during the 6 days in Hangzhou. You will register for BoND on your own.

However, we will secure accommodations for our group at an optimal location of high quality and affordable price. Group transportation to a very special dinner at an exquisite restaurant on the Aman property will provide a memorable experience in Hangzhou.

Please check back soon for more information.

Registration:

Space is limited. To complete registration to guarantee your place, click both buttons below to make a Deposit Payment & fill out the Registration Form.
Also, fill out, sign & return the Assumption of Risk Form  to staff@yoshikowada.com or mail back to Slow Fiber Studios.

 

 

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Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is an artist, curator, textile scholar, president of World Shibori Network, founder of Slow Fiber Studios, producer of the Natural Dye Workshop film series, and co-chair of the 1st – 11th International Shibori Symposiums. A Berkeley resident since 1973, she continues to lead a wide range of workshops, lectures, tours, and international symposia, emphasizing sustainability, tradition, and innovation in design.