Japan Textile and Stitching Tour with Opulent Journeys 18th May - 1st June 2020

This textile and stitching tour to Japan focuses on sashiko, kogin, chiku-chiku, and indigo dyeing with visits to many textile related towns and establishments along the way.
  • Explore and learn all about kogin-zashi
  • We learn traditional sashiko techniques from a very talented group of inspirational teachers
  • Enjoy a class with a well-known Japanese teacher and learn Chiku Chiku style of Stitching
  • Workshop for shibori dyeing
  • Visit a traditional Japanese town, discover beautiful old fabrics and samples of sashiko and boro
  • Visit the famous needle shop, Nomura Tailor for fabric shopping and wonder around the aromatic Nishiki Market in Kyoto
  • Visit an indigo dyers shop and the original Blue and White shop

About your tour leader - Jane MacDonald 


Jane MacDonald has been interested in Japanese textiles and crafts for over twenty years, developing a specialty in the craft of sashiko stitching and design. Initially drawn to the quality and detail in the workmanship of Japanese textiles, Jane now teaches sashiko extensively throughout Australia and internationally.




What's Included 


Tour Inclusions: 


  • 14 night’s twin share accommodation at well-appointed hotels
  • 14 Day Japan Rail Pass (ordinary class), return tickets on local train, and private chartered coach during tour as stated in the itinerary
  • Workshops and entrance fees as stated in the itinerary
  • An English-speaking guide during tour
  • Luggage transfer service (one piece per person)
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary


Not Included: 


  • International flights to Japan
  • Gratuities to guide &/or driver
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned above

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