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Kami-Kawasaki Washi (Handmade Japanese paper made in Kami-Kawasaki in Nihonmatsu City)

Kami-Kawasaki handmade Japanese paper - tradition of over 1,000years.

"Kami-Kawasaki Washi" (handmade paper) is famous for its history of over 1,000 years. It was given the name "Kami-Kawasakii Washi" because of its origin in Nihonmatsu City's Kami-Kawasaki district. During Japan's Heian Period, it was known as "Michinoku-gami "("paper made in Michinoku"). It has been used regularly as shoji paper (paper for sliding doors). Many people are charmed by the warmth and simple beauty of Kami-Kawasaki Washi. Paper mulberry, a type of tree used for making the papaer, is grown here as well. The traditional method of p roduction, from raising the raw ingredients to making the paper, is continued even today. This ensures that the finished paper has a luxuriant warmth and refinement, and is strong and durable. At present, a variety of products, such as dyed paper, folkcraft paper, and paper crafts, are produced, all of which maintain the paper's original texture. Although the demand for shoji paper is declining, there is still demand for products such as wallpaper and lamp shades. In this way, Kami-Kawasaki Washi remains important to us everyday.

Information

Location
33-1 Kami-Taira, Shimo-Kawasaki, Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Pref.
Contact
Nihonmatsu City Traditional Japanese Paper Museum
TEL:+81-243-61-3200
FAX:+81-243-54-2688
E-mail: washi-1000@ac.auone-net.jp
Website
http://www.michinoeki-adachi.jp/washi/
Hours
9:00 ~ 17:00
Closed
January 1st.
Charges
Entrance is free, but a small fee is charged for each activity.
Postcard making: ¥500.
Paperboard making: ¥700.
Fan making: ¥600.
Various card making (business cards): ¥300
Parking
Parking is available at the Road station "Adachi".
Access
By train: 10 min from Miharu Station on the JR Banetsu Tosen Line (Banetsu East Line).
By car: 10 min from Koriyama-Higashi exit on the Banetsu Expressway.

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