Richard Farmer, BA, read Religion at SOAS and has lived in Japan for the last ten years, where he works leading tours full-time. Richard's principal area of interest is Japanese Buddhist art, particularly Edo-period Zen ink painting, and the material and visual culture of the esoteric Shingon sect. Richard is also interested in the practice of Buddhist circulatory pilgrimage, is a keen collector of Japanese antiques, and has undertaken extended monastic training in the UK, Taiwan and Japan.
“Richard Farmer is a gem. One of the best guides I have ever come across.”
- ACE customer on 2018 Japan in Autumn: Art, Temples & Gardens tour