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Slow Fiber Studios Tour | Japan 2017
Nagoya  ·  Kyoto  · Takasaki  ·  Kiryu  ·  Yonezawa  ·  Yamagata  ·  Tokyo
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The 9th Annual Slow Fiber Studios Japan Tour will be led by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Founder of Slow Fiber Studios and President of World Shibori Network. The 2017 program will be in September and October instead of May and June as in past tours.

Tentative dates for SFS JP 2017 Main Tour (17 nights):  Meet in Nagoya 9/30-10/3; Miyama village 10/4; Kyoto 10/5-8; Takasaki 10/9; Kiryu 10/10; Yonezawa, 10/11-12; Yamagata 10/13; Tokyo 10/14-16; depart from Tokyo on 10/17/2017.

Tentative dates for SFS JP 2017 Post-Main Tour (5 nights) :  Tokyo to Takamatsu 10/17; Naoshima Benesse Art Sites 10/18-19; Shodoshima 10/20; Nagoya 10/21. Depart from Nagoya on 10/22/2017.


Recent Tours

Slow Fiber Studios Tour | India 2017
Delhi  ·  Rajasthan  ·  Gujurat  ·  Munnar  ·  Pollachi


33457756906_abc83d236e_kThis year, the Slow Fiber Studios travel program to India threaded together authentic experiences not only in different histories and practices of textiles, but in architecture, design, ecology, cuisine, and culture. Viewing the architecture of Delhi through the beauty of Sufi poetry, connecting the practice of Vriksha Ayurveda with the cultivation of organic cotton, or pairing the art of split ply weaving with the aromas of a home cooked meal were woven together to create a unique itinerary.



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