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Richard Farmer,


Sarah Burles portrait
Sarah Burles portrait

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.