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”…

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…

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—-> Below are photos of just some of the women you can meet on the tour!  I wanted to…

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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…

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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…

December 17, 2018

Art Against Monopoly: Why I Started Asia Art Tours- By Matt, Founder.

Reintroduction: Right now, Tourists know Thailand for its elephants but not its modern art, China for its dumplings but not its hip-hop and Japan for its Geishas but not its…

December 17, 2018

Interview with Pavel Dvorak, Yunnan Expert and Professional Photographer

Photographer Pavel Dvorak has been photographing Yunnan, Tibet and traditional Chinese Life since his arrival. His photographs have bought him fame in his native Czech Republic. This summer we are…

October 14, 2018

Japanese Capitalism Versus the Environment, Interview with Andy Couturier

A path that calms or solves the near-future climate crisis will NOT come without new voices. Today we introduce you to  Author Andy Couturier, who in his book, “The Abundance…

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October 7, 2018

Sri Lanka Metal, An Interview with Stigmata.

Today we’re pleased to bring you an interview with Suresh De Silva the lead singer of Legendary Sri Lanka band: Stigmata. :Like Myanmar (which has an excellent Punk Rock Scene)…

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October 2, 2018

The Happiness Trap: The Complications of Bhutan Tourism with Dr. Rieki Crins

In the West we tend to place a high premium on Happiness, which makes Bhutan such a fabled country… the government there has long measured success not on GDP but…