ContemporaryJapanNatureTraditional
March 27, 2019

Art on Two Wheels: Kyoto Cycling, Architecture and Art with Lianca

Spring is in the Air, and we want to remind travelers they can join us for one of Japan’s most unique cycling itineraries. It’s an opportunity to explore the architecture…

ActivismIslamPhotographyReligionThailand
March 18, 2019

Pattani Thailand with Asia Art Tours- Experiencing Islam, Art and Community (Part 1)

My research trip to Pattani, Thailand was before the Christchurch Massacre and I write this to my fellow American travelers; we need to do better. For the past 30 years Americans have been taught to…

ContemporaryPhilosophyThailandTraditional
February 13, 2019

Worshiping the Moon. Part 2 of our Interview with Thai Artist Torlarp Larpjaroensook

This is Part Two of  our interview with Thailand’s Chiang Mai based Artist :  Torlarp Larpjaroensook. It shows the creative process behind his Spaceships and Junkyard Utopias  This video was…

ContemporaryEnvironmentThailand
February 11, 2019

Junkyard Utopias- The Dreamworlds of Thai Artist Torlarp Larpjaroensook

This past summer we traveled to Chiang Mai to meet with the artists of Northern Thailand. (Where we’ll be launching a new tour shortly! For those interested in our Thailand…

EnvironmentJapanPhilosophyReligion
February 5, 2019

Where Trees and Gods Meet: an Interview on Japanese Spirituality with expert Akiko Murakami

We had the chance to speak with Spirituality and History Expert Akiko Murakami this past spring about Japanese Spirituality and the role it has in maintaining a bridge between modern…

ActivismEnvironmentFeminismThailand
January 26, 2019

To Save Travel, Save the Community! Why we Created a Tour with Radical Grandmas in Thailand

Asia Art Tours is proud to announce our collaboration with the Radical Grandmas of Thailand.  The Grandmas sell their textiles to help fundraise for the “People who Love Their Home Town”…

FeminismillustrationJapan
January 22, 2019

Art as a part of Daily Life- The Japan and French illustrations of Julie Blanchin Fujita

This week we’ll be posting our interview with Julie Blanchin Fujita. A French expat, Julie has since married, started her family, and produced a series of buoyant children books that…

ContemporaryFeminismJapan
January 7, 2019

Why I Created a Feminist Tour of Japan – By Asia Art Tours

We just launched our first tour focused on Feminism in Japan—->  asiaarttours.com/tours/a-feminist-holiday-in-japan/. Below are photos of just some of the women you can meet on the tour!  I wanted to…

AcademiaJapanSE Asia
January 1, 2019

The “Imaginary” Asia. An Interview on Bali, Japan and Tourism with Dr. Shinji Yamashita

We had the rare opportunity to interview legendary  Dr. Shinji Yamashita. He is the Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Tokyo.  If “Eat Pray Love” was a godsend…

Climate ChangeEnvironmentPainting
December 24, 2018

The Horrific Beauty of Climate Change: Zaria Forman’s Art and Philosophy

She was kind enough to share her work with me. It left me speechless. Introducing Zaria Forman and her Climate Change series. We will be posting several tours in 2019…