13 hours ago
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Sashiko and quilts trip to Japan, January 2016
Arena Travel have announced details for our sashiko and quilts trip to Japan in January - see their website for more information.
We are going to start with Setagaya Boroichi flea market (below) and end with the quilt show at the Tokyo Dome (above), with a trip to the north of Japan in between, traveling by Shinkansen and express train to visit 'chiku chiku' sashiko specialist Akiko Ike and learn traditional Yuza Sashiko with Yuza Sashiko Guild, before going right up to Hirosaki to try koginzashi. There will be lots of beautiful snowy scenery in between too, just like in the quilt above.
We will visit Asakusa in Tokyo.
The Amuse Museum.
Toyko National Museum.
Yuza Sashiko Guild are holding a welcome party for us, and we'll have several sashiko classes with them.
More sightseeing around Yuza, including the wonderful Aoyama House.
Koginzashi, the special counted sashiko from Hirosaki.
Plus lots of wonderful train travel - this is the Inaho Express in Shonai.
There's lots of photos on my blog of my previous visits to all the places we will be going on this trip - I have included as many of my special favourite places as possible. All bookings need to be made via Arena Travel.