14 Days | 25 October – 07 November, 2017.

$AUD7986 per person, joining in Osaka, concluding in Osaka.

fushimi-inari-shrineJoin  the ‘curiousweaver‘ Kaz  Madigan and explore the diversity of textiles and ancient crafts found in Japan.

“It is with pleasure to invite you to join me in discovering the extraordinary textiles and craft skills found in today’s Japan.

Apart from textiles, Japan has profound skills in many other crafts and we will witness some of these from sword making, ceramics to cooking. We also see contemporary art spaces, glorious scenery, magnificent ancient buildings – temples, palaces, shrines and more. Japan offers a mesmerising and highly personal experience for everyone.”

Program overview

Our program begins in Osaka and almost immediately immerses into Saori Free Style Weaving through our first workshop experience.

Indigo dyer in japanThen travel to Nagoya to experience the regions unique weaving, museums, craft villages and textile workshops. Our accommodation on the way will give you the true Japanese experience of staying at an Onsen and Minshuku before continuing over four days to Kanazawa via delightful old traditional villages.

Kyoto is bountiful, we embark on a comprehensive program of studio visits, textile enterprises and districts, Master craftsmen as well as a selection of shrines and temples.

Returning to rural Japan we visit with an interesting indigo dyer, a boutique sake brewer and our last Minshuku experience.

Following our second workshop experience we spend the night at a superb Ryokan complete with a Japanese degustation”farewell” dinner.


Return to Osaka for our last night with the option to depart from Osaka.

Tokyo Extension : 07-087 November 2017 | $897 AUD per person twin share. Single room supplement : $343.00 AUD.  

Continue to Tokyo for two nights/ three days absorbing this amazing city along with a number of planned textile activities including shopping and a talk by Nuno designers.

Dates and Cost

14 days| 25 October -07November 2017 | $7986.00AUD per person twin share. Single room supplement: $1050.00AUD

Joining in Osaka, concluding in Osaka. Minimum 10 people, maximum 16 people. Two places available.

Price could alter due to exchange rate fluctuations and revised prices from Japan.


  • A total of 16 days (14+2) in total
  • All accommodation, land transport and our amazing local guide
  • All breakfasts, some dinners
  • Two hands on workshops
  • Knowledge of Kaz Madigan
  • Comprehensive range of included activities