Guided art tours introduce Japanese fine art to foreign tourists more intimately. Without a guide, they are not able to enjoy their museum journey. They don’t know where to go and which piece of art to look at. It’s difficult to understand Japanese art by visiting museums just by themselves, as Japanese history is strongly related to the fine art in Japan. Furthermore, the more they appreciate the art of different eras, styles and techniques, the better they can appeal to their insight toward artworks.
One of the examples is the picture scroll of the Tale of Genji, the oldest of the handscrolls in Japan. When foreigners come to Japan, they might not be aware that this work is a unique depiction of the lifestyles of high courtiers in the 11th Century. This was the time when Japan's unique culture flourished, known today as national culture.
These pictures show the elegant lifestyle of aristocrats, ladies gorgeously dressed in 12 layers of kimono.
Another example is Ukiyoe printing. Customers will be explained the historical backgrounds of Ukiyoe—how it started, how to make Ukiyoe printings, its several stages of development, etc. We can also discuss how Ukiyoe attracted Impressionists, like Vincent Van Gogh. He was so impressed that he imitated two of Hiroshige’s two famous Ukiyoe printings like these.
Most of my customers who inquire about private art tours, are usually well-educated and academic. As they have a lot of stress from their daily life, they want to be refreshed and experience something that is academically stimulating. So these guided art tours offer an immersive experience for them to see life in a new light.
I want to be a cultural ambassador of Japanese art. It would be very happy if these kinds of private Japanese Art tours would inspire customers and bring a new perspective of their life.
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