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Travel Program: Japanese Arts & Crafts

May 7, 2023 - May 18, 2023

Peters Valley is pleased to be partnering Distant Horizons in hosting a one-of-a-kind arts and crafts tour of Japan from May 7-18,2023.

This adventure is a wonderful opportunity to explore Japan intimately and meet traditional craftspeople and artists.

The 10-night program to Japan (3 nights in Tokyo, 2 nights in Kanazawa, and 5 nights in Kyoto) will be an amazing experience and is limited to 19 people. This island nation has a singular fine craft history dating back to 10,000 B.C. 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. Visits to master crafts people in their studios will give you a first-hand view of how they create their magnificent art. We’ll enjoy special tours of museums and lectures on the unique architecture of Japan, including teahouses, temples, and samurai houses. We 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.

Throughout the tour one of Japan’s top bi-lingual guides will accompany the group and will help us gain a deeper understanding of this unique culture and manage all tour logistics. Peters Valley Executive Director Kristin Muller, who has hosted several international educational tours will also be joining the program.

This adventure in Japan takes place from May 7 to June 18, 2022. The deadline to register is by February 10 to reserve your spot on the tour.

Learn more here.

Japanese artisan with apron and materials

Location: Japan

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