Washi Paper Making

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Make your own washi (Japanese paper) in Nihonmatsu, which boasts a 1,000-year history of washi production. Begin by learning about the distinctions between Japanese washi and Western paper, and get acquainted with “kozo,” the plant that washi is made from, which are grown on the premises. Finally, make your own washi postcard and decorate a round washi lampshade.

Why We Recommend This

  • Make your own washi postcard from scratch and decorate a washi lampshade.
  • Discover and experience the culture of washi paper.
  • Learn about the differences between Japanese washi and Western paper.
  • Make a real piece of washi by dipping a postcard frame in a water tank filled with raw washi materials.
  • Take home your completed washi pieces as a meaningful souvenir!

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Nihonmatsu-shi, Fukushima

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