The 2018 BeBe Bold Tour of Japan

The 2018 BeBe Bold Tour of Japan

4th Jan 2019

2018 BeBe Bold Group Tour of Japan. Jane MacDonald with Shuji Yamazaki of Wabi-Sabi Designs

Jane has just returned to Australia after co-hosting the 2018 BeBe Bold tour of Japan with Shuji Yamazaki of Wabi-Sabi Designs in Canberra, Australia. From the photos, it looks like they are having a really wonderful time, rich with discoveries of Japanese textiles, cuisine and historic sites (including the famous Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto).

On the Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto
Philosopher's Walk Kyoto

Dinnertime!
Dinnertime!

The view from my hotel window in Yuza...
The view from the hotel in Yuza

Short walk to the beach from the hotel. So dramatic!

These are photos at the beach just a short stroll from our hotel in Yuza, such a dramatic scene. The snow and the surf at once! Jane and the tour group had the good fortune to attend workshops with renowned experts Japanese sensai (masters); including the highly sort-after Yuza Sashiko Workshop with Reiko Domon and the Yuza sashiko group in Yuza Machi.

Jane MacDonald with Reiko Domon at the Yuza Sashiko Workshop

A sample of Yuza Sashiko from the workshop
A sample of Yuza Sashiko from the workshop


A few photos from the treasures at the Shibori Kaikan in Arimatsu.

Sample of Shibori at the Shibori Kaikan in Arimatsu

Shibori at the Shibori Kaikan

A rare and extraordinary example of kogin at the Amuse Museum.
Amazing example of kogin at the Amuse Museum, truly inspiring.

The tour joined a kogin class at the Kogin Institute in Hirosaki. Kogin can be a great feature on everyday garments. They loved this wonderful example on a jacket at the Kogin Institute.

Stylish jacket from the Kogin Institute

And a visit to see Akiko Ike of Chiku Chiku fame in Niigata.

Akiko Ike and Jane MacDonald in Niigata

Pincushions from the Chiku Chiku workshop
Pincushions from the Chiku Chiku workshop with Akiko Ike

Sample of Akiko Ike's work
Sample of Akiko Ike's work

Another striking sample of Akiko Ike's work.
A sample of Akiko Ike's work

Sashiko on the photographer's jeans, wonderful!

Sashiko on jeans

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