Delve into the exquisite world of Japanese contemporary decorative arts and design to discover imaginative textile production, refined print work and meticulous craftsmanship of the kimono.
With Japanese art specialist Kathryn Hunyor, begin with an exclusive visit to the Prints and Drawings room at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to uncover how contemporary Japanese designs are influenced by inherited cultural traditions. Then, travel to the Japan Foundation for an introduction to the history of sentō and the future of Japanese communal bathing before viewing an exclusively arranged display of a traditional tea ceremony by two local artists.
Finally, take an in-depth behind-the-scenes tour of the impressive Japanese fashion and textiles collection at the Powerhouse Museum before enjoying lunch at a contemporary Japanese restaurant.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.