Author Archives: Alice

Please help me tell this story: tattoo pilgrimage

Those of you who read my articles or follow my tours know I know how to tell a story about Japan. Now I need YOUR help to tell this story, about a tattooed group who have been making a pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Event notice: tea ceremony, Sat. March 30

Experience an authentic tea ceremony with English explanation in a historic teahouse within a beautiful Japanese garden. Saturday March 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Hosted by the Mushakōji Senke School of Tea at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, guided/interpreted … Continue reading

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Tea ceremony for everyone! Workshops with English interpretation, Sat. Nov. 17

Tea ceremony made approachable! Learn about the history and aesthetics of the Japanese tea ceremony, and how you can bring the tea ceremony into your own life. right now, without lessons or a teahouse or all the special utensils.  At … Continue reading

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NEW! Museum Tour in English: Botanical themes in Imari Ware at the Toguri Museum of Art

On Monday Sept. 10, from 10 to 11:30 am, I will give a special tour in English at the Toguri Museum of Art, which is located near Shibuya Station in Tokyo.  I’ll be guiding the group  through the current exhibition … Continue reading

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Event notice: tea ceremony, Sat. March 30

Experience an authentic tea ceremony with English explanation in a historic teahouse within a beautiful Japanese garden. Saturday March 30 at 1:00 pm. Hosted by the Mushakōji Senke School of Tea, interpreted by me.  Sign ups (in English) will begin … Continue reading

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Museum tour in English: Yokoyama Taikan at the Yamatane Museum of Art (Feb. 9)

Update, Feb. 5: due to cancellations, we have space for just a few people.  I will give a tour at  the Yamatane Museum of Art in Tokyo on Friday Feb. 9 at 10:30 am, guiding visitors through the  exhibition Yokoyama Taikan … Continue reading

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Museum tour in English: paintings of beautiful women at the Yamatane Museum of Art (Sept. 22)

(UPDATE: THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.) Please join me at the Yamatane Museum of Art in Tokyo on Friday Sept. 22 at 10:30 am, when I’ll give a guided tour in English of the exhibition, Uemura Shōen and Quintessential Binjinga, Paintings … Continue reading

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