Masato Fujiwara, originally from Osaka, has long been an aficionado of the Japanese arts of tea ceremony, flower arrangements, gardening, and cooking, and brings his passion for the arts to his love of guiding. “Tour guiding gives me the opportunity to share my love and expertise in the aesthetic side of Japan with numerous people from around the world.” Masa studied at Doshisha University in Kyoto, then spent the next 10 years in the US, where he studied solar home design. He returned to Japan in 1988, settled in Kyoto, and established the architectural design firm Master Design, which combines Japanese construction techniques with Western innovations. In 2011 he completed a teahouse in Kyoto of his own design and construction.
Upcoming Trips: TBA
Japan: Shikoku Island, October 24-November 5, 2011
Temples, Treasures and Teahouses, April 4-17, 2012
Japan: Shikoku Island, October 21-November 2, 2012
Masa has an encyclopedic knowledge of the area, of Japanese culture, history, cuisine, and art.Paul W., San Diego, CA
Japan: Shikoku Island