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Japan through the Eyes of Frank Lloyd Wright

September 12-23, 2017

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“Japan was the gateway to that great East of which I had been dreaming since I had seen my first Japanese prints…”

Frank Lloyd Wright, An Autobiography


While his contemporaries looked to Europe for inspiration, it was the enigmatic culture of Japan that cast its spell on the young Frank Lloyd Wright. Ever since the 1890s, when Wright first encountered Japanese art and architecture in Chicago, he longed to see the country itself. And from 1905 to 1922, he traveled there seven times while designing a total of fourteen projects, including the Imperial Hotel.

Kevin NukeSee Japan through the eyes of Wright, and discover what he loved about and learned from “that great East” that changed his career. Fall in love with Japan, as he did, on this special 11-day, 10-night journey celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of America’s most famous architect. The tour will be led by Wright scholar and professor of architecture Kevin Nute, whose Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan was the first full-length study of Wright’s creative debt to Japan. The book received the 1994 International Monograph Award from the American Institute of Architects.

Explore Tokyo, Nikko, Nagoya, Ise, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima and so much more. See masterpieces of contemporary architecture while taking part in traditional cultural experiences on this immersive, experiential journey. Savor regional cuisine, stroll along ancient garden paths, soak in a hot spring bath, and participate in an authentic tea ceremony, all during the warm days of late summer.

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