Japan’s Art and Sacred Islands: Photography Journey with Harold Davis

When and where: November 6-19, 2024; the adventure begins in Osaka and ends in Kyoto, Japan.

Group Size: This is an exclusive, small photo workshop (non-photographer significant others are also
welcome) with very limited space availability. The minimum group size is six and the maximum is

© Harold Davis

Details: Click here for the Prospectus and Itinerary, and here for the Reservation Form.

Description: Highlights of this absolutely unique photographic journey—designed by photographers
for photographers—start with night photography in the heart of Osaka. From there, we will journey to
Nara, to wander in the extensive gardens of the old imperial capital. The next leg of our adventure takes
us over the spectacular bridges, crossing the inland sea to Japan’s smallest mainland island, Shikoku, with a stop along the way to photograph the famous tidal Naruto Whirlpools.

Our stay in remote Shikoku will include onsens, a back-stage visit to a Kabuki theater, and old vine
bridges in the mountainous back-country terrain of the Iya Valley. We will also visit Awagami Factory for a tour of their facilities and washi production, and then take part in a private paper-making workshop.

We will return to the Honshu mainland, spending one day each on the “art islands” of Teshima and
Naoshima. Next on our agenda is a visit to the storehouses and canals of the ancient merchant city of
Kurashiki. We will visit Korakuen Gardens in the morning, followed by a tour of Hiroshima Peace Park,
and then spend two nights in a ryoken on the sacred island of Miyajima, famous for its torii gates.
The trip will end with a final day for contemplation and exploration in Kyoto.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit areas of Japan that Westerners often do not see, with
an emphasis on photography and visual art at a pace specifically designed to enhance the photographic
experience. Harold Davis will assist in group and personalized photographic teaching and artistic
enhancement aimed at helping each participant achieve their creative visions. We will be guided by a wonderful bilingual guide, whose background in Japanese cultural traditions will enhance our enjoyment of the art and sacred islands of Japan.

© Harold Davis

More info: Please see the detailed Prospectus and Itinerary for more information. 

How to Register: Please send Harold an email expressing interest right away; a completed registration requires a $1000 deposit, the trip Reservation Form, and a copy of your currently valid passport page. 

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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