Japan BLUE Textiles Tour

retreat|recreate is delighted to present this small group, women’s-only, indigo focussed exploration of Japan in September/October 2023.

Get your hands blue in six private indigo workshops including both fresh leaf dyeing and sukumo based (the Japanese ‘compost method’) dyeing, and explore resist dyeing techniques including katazome (rice paste), kasuri (Japanese ikat) and shibori.

Engage with a range of indigo farmers and specialist artistans, be inspired by incredible design and craftsmanship, visit specialist indigo museums, galleries and studios, enjoy artisan talks, and shop for amazing textiles and handcrafts. Enjoy flea markets, temples and shrines and some of the cultural sites of Tokyo, Tokushima, Kurume and Kyoto, and experience traditional Japanese culture and hospitality, all in the company of a small group of likeminded textile and indigo enthusiasts.

The itinerary, dates and price are still being finalised but the working dates are for this tour to commence on or around 23 September 2023 and run for two weeks, finishing 8 October.

Our group will comprise a maximum of 12 women plus our wonderful local Japanese English-speaking guide.

Keen to find out more when the itinerary is finalised?

Register your interest here.