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Fiber Art Tour to Japan Exploring Japanese Culture and Traditional Textiles with Sara Bixler

Textiles of Japan with Red Stone Glen

14 APR 2024

14 Days

$6,995

per person, twin share (land tour only).
$6,675 per person, twin share (companion fare).
$1,100 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

 


Tour Leader

Sara Bixler

Tour Info

 

OVERVIEW 

Map Textiles of JapanThe Exploring Japanese Culture and Textile Traditions tour is an immersive experience filled with hands-on workshops and cultural wonders.
Your trip includes workshops in natural dyeing, saori and kasuri weaving, and kyo-yuzen, a form of stenciling. A master dyer opens his studio to you to show you his collection of indigo pieces from around the world. Visit Nishijn, Kyoto’s historical textile district, to learn about silk production. Shopping opportunities maintain a focus on textiles. In Tokyo, visit the Cohana store, which specializes in fine, handmade tools related to textiles, and in Kyoto enjoy browsing a kimono store in the city’s oldest geiko district.
Museums focus on everything from contemporary art to kasuri weaving. Cultural sights include the art-filled Naoshima Island, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Take this tour to enjoy a perfect blend of weaving and culture. 

  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Natural Dye Weaving Spinning workshop
  • SAORI weaving workshop
  • Kasuri weaving with a master teacher
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum/Miyajima Island and its famous torii gate
  • Benesse art islands-Naoshima Island
  • Visits to Artist’s studio, viewing a collection of indigo pieces from all of the world
  • Visit a traditional silk weaving town with history of 1300 years
  • Traditional Japanese tea ceremony

Detailed Itinerary

Tour brochure-Textiles of Japan

START & FINISH

The tour begins at 6.00 pm at our group hotel in Tokyo, on Day 1, Sunday April 14th; the tour concludes after breakfast at the group hotel in Tokyo, on Day 14, Saturday April 27th.
Shared arrival airport/hotel transfer is included (conditions apply). Please contact our office for more details.

Itinerary

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

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Tour Leader

 

SARA BIXLER

Sara Bixler is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York Haven, Pennsylvania. Her love of travel and different cultures inspire her work and the curriculum offered at Red Stone Glen, set on an idyllic 50-acre property in south central Pennsylvania.
There, students enjoy a unique opportunity to study a diverse range of fiber-arts courses, ranging from weaving to tatting. The center also presents informative lectures on relevant topics. Sara has devoted years to experimenting with color in weaving. She has focused on how color relationships are affected by yarn size, luster, sett, and weave structure. She is known for her ability to guide students through the challenging world of color theory, specifically as it relates to weaving. She is passionate about sustainability and the natural world, and that dedication is reflected in her work.

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Inclusions

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

What is included in the tour price?

  • 13 nights twin-share accommodation at well-appointed hotels with breakfast daily
  • Meals, workshops and entrance fees as stated in the itinerary
  • Shared arrival airport/hotel transfers (conditions apply)
  • Transportation in Japan including trains and chartered coaches
  • An English-speaking tour manager throughout the trip in Japan

What is not included in the tour price?

  • International airfares to Japan
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities (suggested $5 per person per day)
  • Personal expenses and anything not mentioned

 

Hotels

 

HOTELS

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Tour Details

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Bookings

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877 235 3767
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