Textile Society of America is partnering with Peters Valley to host a one-of-a-kind arts and crafts tour of Japan in May of 2020. This unique opportunity for our members is a way to raise additional funds for The Textile Society of America, as a portion of the proceeds will benefit each organization.
The 10-night program (limited to 17 travelers) to Japan (3 nights in Tokyo, 2 nights in Kanazawa, and 5 nights in Kyoto) will be an amazing experience. This island nation has a singular fine craft history dating back to 10,000 BC. and our itinerary includes looks at woodworking, paper making, kimono construction, lacquerware, woodblock printmaking, weaving, shibori and indigo dyeing, multiple kinds of ceramic arts and more. You’ll visit master crafts people in their studios, seeing first-hand how they create their magnificent art. You’ll enjoy special tours of museums and lectures on the unique architecture of Japan, including teahouses, temples, and samurai houses. You will stroll through enchanting gardens and enjoy delicious cuisine. Peters Valley has partnered with Distant Horizons, a leader in cultural and educational group travel, to create this extraordinary adventure.
Travelers will be accompanied throughout the program by one of Japan’s top bi-lingual guides who will help you gain a deeper understanding of this unique culture and manage all tour logistics. Peters Valley board member Teresa Stack, who has hosted many international educational tours, will also be on this program.
The full detailed itinerary is available here and the registration form can be found here. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Peters Valley board member, Teresa Stack, at email@example.com. Space is extremely limited – please book early!
All proceeds from the program benefit the Textiles Association of America and Peters Valley, a non-profit school and 501c3.
Starts: Sat May 23 2020
Ends: Wed Jun 3 2020