Leave your home airport for Haneda Airport in Tokyo! With the time change, you'll most likely arrive on November 2nd.
Arrive at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. "Meet and Greet" that evening. We'll stay right at the airport so you can rest upon arrival!
We'll tour Tokyo, seeing iconic sights, museums, temple, and much more!
Visit gorgeous the beautiful mountain town of Hakone. We'll go to the gorgeous Okada Museum of Art, and see the beautiful Hakone Shrine and more.
Hands-on workshop with Lisa Clague! We'll take our inspiration from all the incredible sights of Japan, and create small sculptural work with clay with Lisa's expertise!
After another great day of Lisa's workshop, we'll travel north to Utsonomiya, a vibrant city known for their gyoza! (pot stickers)!
We'll go to Mashiko Pottery Town, and visit the Hamada Museum, and tour around seeing awesome ceramic related sights.
We'll visit the gorgeous temples at Nikko! See the original "Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no Evil" exquisite wood carving.
Back to working on ceramic sculptures with Lisa Clague! Relax and funnel your creativity into your clay work.
Continue creating your figurative sculpture with Lisa's guidance. Enjoy the accommodations in Japan!
Wrap up Lisa's workshop during the day, then we'll travel to Kyoto! There is so much to see and do there, it's hard to narrow it down!
We'll tour Kyoto visiting galleries, museums, temples and shrines! There's a rich pottery history in Kyoto, along with iconic sights!
Today we'll take a tour of Shigaraki Pottery town. We'll go to the internationally known Ceramic Cultural park, and visit potters.
We'll have another full day of sightseeing in Kyoto visiting memorable temples and museums, and enjoy this amazing city!
We'll travel back to Tokyo the night before, then travel home. You'll miss Japan as soon as you leave, and want to come back!!
This special tour including a workshop with Lisa Clague is $4,600. Includes: all accommodations, rail pass, all planned activities such as museum entry fees, and select meals. Does not include airfare. Please deposit early to hold your spot in what is sure to sell out!
This carefully planned tour is action packed! We'll be hopping on and off trains, busses, subways, ferries and trams at times with our luggage. Not recommended for people with mobility issues.
All ages 20 and up are welcome! Maximum group size is 18.
Lisa Clague is an internationally known ceramic sculptor. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. She has been the recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship and twice received the Virginia Groot Foundation Grant. She has taught fantastic workshops all over the country, and is extremely informative!
Upon registration, you'll receive a lot of information about what to expect, pack, and prepare for while on the trip. Sheri is accessible and happy to answer all your questions and will provide a lot of "Japan Tips" that she's learned from all of the great trips she's taken to Japan! She's a professor emeritus of ceramics, so she loves sharing information, and will provide all the necessary paperwork too.