Pre-registration Deposit Japan Tour 4
Slow Fiber Studios

Pre-registration Deposit Japan Tour 4

Regular price $500.00

A 19-days and nights program with an optional 5-Day Arashi Shibori workshop and a 2-Day Shibori-Trio workshop–both in Arimatsu, the 38th Shibori Art Tapestry Exhibition, a visit to Arimatsu, Kurashiki, Hagi, Matsue, Izumo, Tottori, Miyama Village, Shigaraki, and Kyoto via Miho Museum and Mt. Hiei, an exploration of various “making” studios carrying on Japan’s craft traditions.

Indicate your interest by pre-registering with a $500 deposit. A 3% fee is added to this amount for all credit card payments. Please complete your pre-registration form here. Registration will be finalized in the priority listed: 

  1. Patron WSNF Members, 
  2. All other WSNF Members, 
  3. General Public. 

A 3% fee will be added during checkout for credit card payments.

Your $500 is refundable except for a $50 handling fee. 
Otherwise, your $500 will be applied in full toward the final published cost of the trip.
Pre-registration with $500 closes on June 30, 2023.  
A waitlist will remain active until October 1, 2023.
For additional details, click here. 
For inquiries on tour costs, please email

About the tour: Explore the varied cultural landscapes of Japan over 19 days and nights. This tour includes two novel shibori workshops. The first is an optional five-day Arashi Shibori Workshop taught in Arimatsu by Kaei Hayakawa, the last practicing Arashi shibori artist in Japan. The second is a two-day workshop by a trio of shibori specialists and dyers–Kuno, Murase, and Wada. The tour includes sites and tastes in Arimatsu, Kurashiki, Hagi, Matsue, Izumo, Tottori, Miyama Village, Shigaraki, and Kyoto mostly using public transport like the natives.

Arrive in Nagoya, Japan, on 10/19/2023. The tour program ends in Nagoya on 11/07/2023. All land arrangements, accommodations, transportation, and most meals are included.

There will be a separate fee for Hayakawa’s five-day Arashi shibori workshop, all materials and lunches included.

All sales are final. No returns or refunds.

Slow Fiber Studios is not responsible for lost or stolen packages. Please contact your local post office with your tracking number to resolve any issues with delivery.

Please allow up to five days from the original purchase date for Slow Fiber Studios staff to process orders.

International Customers

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