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

Updated February 1, 2019

Pre-Main Tour:  September 18-22, 2019 (5 nights, 5 days)

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

Arrive 18 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 is $3250 or less

 

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Main Tour: 21 September-07 October (16 nights, 16 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)   total 16 nights. Cost: Estimate is $6150 or less

 

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Pre-Main + Main Tour:  18 September – 07 October (20 nights, 20 days)

Himeji (1) → Shodoshima (1) → Benesse House on Naoshima (2) → Kurashiki (1)→ Omoricho (1) →Izumo →Matsue (1) →Kyoto (3) →Miyama →Miho Museum →Nagoya (1) →Tokyo (3) →Takasaki (1) →Kiryu (1) →Nagoya (4)   total 20 nights.  Cost: Estimate is $8875 or less

Arrive 18 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 & airport by Japan Railway)

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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.