Art Safari’s creative adventures to Japan


Floating Landscapes

7- 20 November 2019

with Mary-Anne Bartlett


Mount Fuji floats high above the surrounding lands, its mysterious presence dominates the landscape and our pictorial knowledge of Japan.  It is a view that captures the imagination.  We will be painting in Japan and painting Mount Fuji.

Geisha AviArt Safari travels to Japan during the ‘autumn-leaves-viewing’ months when the skies are clear and bright and when we’re most likely to get that classic view so that we can paint Mount Fuji and other in our own way. 

Exploring some of the beautiful areas of Japan, we sketch and paint in the valleys coloured in the pinks, reds, oranges and browns of the late autumn.  This is an idyllic time to visit Japan, entrancing colour surrounding the temples, pavilions and palaces.  We visit Shogun’s castles and sacred sites, mountain villages and picturesque towns to discover the heart of traditional Japan.  

One of the natural wonders of Japan is to see the wild snow monkeys enjoying bathing in hot springs, and we have timeSnow Monkey and watercolours to observe and sketch them.  There will be other opportunities for wildlife, our main focus is culture and architecture.

Influenced by Japanese art and simplicity since she visited the Great Japan Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London in the 1980s, Mary-Anne Bartlett is delighted to be leading her third tour to Japan.  

This fascinating itinerary combines a small amount of wildlife with a large dose of wildly colourful landscape, silk kimonos and fascinating architecture.  We will also meet contemporary Japanese artists.

Mab sketch Japan 2015Tour cost per person sharing: from £4784 per person sharing

single room supplement from £662

Our prices include: All transfers, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, art tuition and safari guiding.

Our prices exclude: Airfares from your home country, departure taxes & visas if required, optional activities, art materials, gratuities and personal expenses.

We are happy to arrange your flights for you but offer you the option of sourcing them yourself.

Further information about what art materials and clothing to take with you, medical and insurance requirements etc will be given to you later.

Please also feel free to discuss your own private safari, with dates to suit you and with an itinerary to suit you.

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