Higashichichibu village, Washi no Sato, paper-making experience
Paper-making experience to make your own original Japanese paper.（Washi）
Experience and hands-on facilities
Washi is an ancient Japanese paper. In particular, the technique of Hosokawa-gami, handmade washi handed down from generation to generation in East Chichibu, has been registered as a national important intangible cultural asset, and its value has been recognized. At Washi no Sato, visitors can experience the history and appeal of washi, which has a tradition of 1,300 years, through the paper-making experience.
There are 5 types of papers that can be made! Choose what you like
There are 5 types of papers that can be made: plain washi, patterned washi, postcards, colored paper, and mini tapestries. You can create your own original work by adding flowers from the garden of Washi no Sato to anything other than plain.
Now the experience begins!
You may be wondering what kind of flowers and plants you should put in the box, but the key is to choose brightly colored ones. If you prepare a variety of sizes, you can create a work of art that is full of life. Once you have a solid image of how you want to place the flowers and plants you will use, it is time to start making paper.
In addition to the hands-on facilities, there is a thatched house that takes you back to the Edo period (1603-1868), so take this opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Japanese history and culture. Also, don't miss the store that sells a variety of washi souvenirs!
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- Name of facilities
- Higashi-Chichibu Village Washi no Sato (東秩父村 和紙の里)
- Experience Name
- Paper-making experience
- Postal Code
- 441 Mido, Higashichichibumura, Chichibugun, Saitama
- Except during the year-end and New Year holidays
- 300 to 1,000 yen
- Up to 15 people
- Reservations are required for more than 15 people.
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)