11th SFS Japan Study Tour: Sustainable community living + Traditional artisanry + Contemporary art installations on islands + Festival in shibori town

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Updated March 19, 2019

Pre-Main Tour:  September 16-22, 2019 (6 nights, 6 days)

Himeji (1) → Shodoshima (2) → Benesse House on Naoshima (2) → Kurashiki (1)

Arrive 16 September, Himeji (accessed from Kansai Osaka airport & airport shuttle, or Chubu Nagoya airport & Japan Railway)

Join Main Tour on 22 September, Kurashiki. Tour Cost:  Estimate $3250 or less


Pre-Main + Main Tour: 16 September-07 October, 2019 (21 nights, 21 days)

Himeji (1) → Shodoshima (2) → Benesse House on Naoshima (2) → Kurashiki (1) →Omoricho (1) →Izumo →Matsue (1) →Miyama →Kyoto (3) →Miho Museum →Nagoya (1) →Tokyo (3) →Takasaki (1) →Kiryu (1) →Nagoya (4)

Arrive 16 September, Himeji (accessed from Kansai Osaka airport & airport shuttle, or Chubu Nagoya airport & Japan Railway)

Tour ends 07 October, Nagoya (accessed to Chubu Nagoya airport or to Kansai Osaka airport by Japan Railway). , Cost: Estimate $9600


Main Tour: 20 September-07 October (17 nights, 17 days)

  • Old canal town to forgotten silver mine town, and grand shinto shrine of Izumo and Ancient History Museum on Japan Sea Coast
  • Thatched-roofed villages and a master indigo dyer, Buddhist temples & gardens, and art museums & contemporary design studios
  • Imperial Capital Kyoto to Shogunate Capital & cosmopolitan Tokyo; and handmade paper to pottery; and sericulture & textile mills
  • a wide culinary experience including monk’s food, exquisite kaiseki, bohemian fusion, sushi counter, to casual eateries
  • culminate your Japan experience by celebrating an Autumn Festival with local friends.

Himeji (1) → Kurashiki (1) →Omoricho (1) →Izumo →Matsue (1) →Miyama →Kyoto (3) →Miho Museum →Nagoya (1) →Tokyo (3) →Takasaki (1) →Kiryu (1) →Nagoya (4) Depart on 07 October from Nagoya, total 17 nights.

Arrive 20 September, Himeji (accessed from Kansai Osaka airport & airport shuttle, or Chubu Nagoya airport & Japan Railway)

Tour ends 07 October, Nagoya (accessed to Chubu Nagoya airport or to Kansai Osaka airport by Japan Railway). Cost: $6150.

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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.