SVA: Made in Yame, Japan
/ Schedule

June 16 – 29
No Credit
Course number: IPD-3891-A
Tuition: $4,000

FACULTY: SINCLAIR SMITH

Program Itinerary

Day 1— Fukuoka City (Sunday 6/16)
(some flights may arrive too late to partake in these events)
2:00 pm Free time for shopping & sight-seeing
6:00 pm Dinner

Day 2— Fukuoka City (Monday 6/17)
9:00 am Meet in hotel lobby
             Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
1:00 pm Ramen lunch
2:00 pm Sight-seeing & shopping
7:00 pm Dinner

Day 3— Fukuoka City to Yame (Tuesday 6/18)
9:00 am Meet in hotel lobby
             Check out
10:00 am Drive to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
11:30 am Kyushu National Museum
1:30 pm Lunch at museum
2:00 pm Drive to Yame
3:00 pm Welcome ceremony at Fukushima Hachimangu Shrine
4:30 pm Tour Kitaya Sake brewery
6:00 pm Welcome dinner with craftsmen

Day 4— Yame (Wednesday 6/19)
9:00 am Meet in hotel lobby
9:30 am Yame Craft Museum
11:30 am Tour washi paper workshop
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Tour paper/silk lantern factory
4:00 pm Tour bow & arrow workshop
5:00 pm Free time for bicycling, inspiration and sketching
7:00 pm Dinner

Day 5— Yame (Thursday 6/20)
9:00 am Meet in hotel lobby
9:30 am Tour wood shop
12:00 pm Tour lacquer workshop
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm See urushi & maki-e painting
2:00 pm See metal engraving
4:00 pm Free time for bicycling, inspiration and sketching
7:00 pm Dinner

Day 6— Yame (Friday 6/21)
9:00 am  Meet in hotel lobby
9:30 am Tour stone workshop
11:30 am Tour spinning top factory
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Tour kasuri weaving factory
5:00 pm Free time for bicycling, inspiration and sketching
7:00 pm Dinner

Day 7— Yame (Saturday 6/22)
9:00 am Meet in hotel lobby
9:30 am Field trip to green tea fields
10:30 am Visit Tsuhime shrine in the mountains
11:00 am Lunch at Onjin soba shop
12:30 pm Visit ceramic studio
4:00 pm Traditional tea ceremony
5:00 pm Free time for bicycling, inspiration and sketching
7:00 pm Dinner

Day 8— Yame (Sunday 6/23)
9:00 am Meet in hotel lobby
9:30 am Individual trips back to craft shops & craft museum
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Sketching at Craft Museum and individual trips back to craft shops
6:00 pm Barbecue dinner with craftsmen at craft museum

Day 9— Yame (Monday 6/24)
Inspirational trip for one day and a night

Day 10— Yame (Tuesday 6/25)
Return to Yame for the remaining stay

Day 11— Yame (Wednesday 6/26)
All day sketching and prototyping at Craft Museum
Can be used to make individual trips back to craft shops
Bento Dinner

Day 12— Yame (Thursday 6/27)
All day sketching and prototyping at Craft Museum
Can be used to make individual trips back to craft shops
Bento Dinner

Day 13— Yame (Friday 6/28)
Final presentation of designs to team of designers, instructors, craftsmen and other stakeholders
Celebratory dinner

Day 14— Yame (Saturday 6/28)
Travel home

 

Please note that this schedule is subject to change. For further information contact Sinclair Smith program coordinator via email: [email protected].