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A closer look - Sennyuji
Hidden Fushimi Inari Trails
Yes. Context clients generally tip anywhere from 10-25% of the purchase price of a personal service such as this, depending on the quality of the experience and their tipping habits.
Gavin Campbell received a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and came to Kyoto in 2001 to take his current position as tenured university professor of history, religious studies, and American Studies. Since 2016 he is also Fellow at Harvard's Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. His teaching and research revolve around Japan's cultural encounters with the West, particularly during the Edo, Meiji, Taisho and early Showa periods (1600-1940), and he has published on the history of foreign tourism and of Protestant missionaries in Japan. To further explore Japan's global cultural encounters, he is currently writing a book on the history of Japanese menswear from the 1600s through the early 20th century. He enjoys reading, spending time with his family, and exploring with clients Kyoto's endlessly fascinating culture and history.
Australian Daniel Milne is a PhD candidate at Kyoto University studying the Sociology of Tourism. A continuation of his master's thesis, which he also completed in Kyoto, Daniel's PhD studies examine how touristic ideas of Japan have evolved from the 19th century to contemporary times, and what historical events, artistic, intellectual and consumeristic movements have played a role in shaping ideas of Japan. Beyond looking at tourism through a critical lens, he also teaches about the problems of intercultural communication at Doshisha Women's College, as well as being active in organizing Japanese cultural events for international students in Kyoto. A nine-year Kyoto resident, Daniel is hugely interested in food culture both in his native Melbourne and in Japan, and is studying the latter by going to food seminars and eating out as much as possible. He has studied Japanese tea ceremony for nine years and has been learning <i>aikido</i> for eight; both practices have taught him much about Japan's spiritual side.
Alejandro is an architect specialized in architectural history and heritage conservation, living and working both in Spain and Japan. Since his move to Tokyo in 2010, he has been researching the Japanese philosophy for the conservation of wooden monuments. He completed his MA at the University of Tokyo in 2013 and is now working on his doctoral thesis. His main interests are traditional Japanese architecture and design, Japanese history, and urban history. Under the appearance of a modern metropolis, the authentic city of Tokyo lies on centuries of history and tradition. He enjoys helping others discover this during their visit to Tokyo.