【Outline】A new style of paper making that fits the contemporary lifestyle---KAMISUKI. Kamisuki is a method of paper making which you lay kozo bark fibers side-by-side and wait for them to dry up and become a paper. Based on that traditional method, a method called “paper making with a towel” was invented. Copying down the pile fabric of a towel to the paper, a distinct designed washi (Japanese paper) can be made. In this plan, you will make a small-sized LED washi candle using the towel washi paper.【Highlights】You will experience a real Japanese paper making from raw materials, kozo, in the rich natural surroundings located in NishitamaA professional Japanese paper maker will coach you as an instructorA unique method of paper making with a towelYou can make a stylish lamp shade with towel washi paperWashi candle created combining the lamp shade with a small LED lamp can be taken home on the very day.
First of all, please check Instagram: #wasabijpwashi #wasabijpWashi is traditional Japanese paper made with unique tesuki techniques, a manual process of producing paper using fibers of the kozo tree(paper mulberry). In this workshop, you can experience the time-honored tesuki washi making techniques and make your own washi paper with step-by-step instructions from a seasoned washi craftsman. Our washi paper exclusively uses natural materials indigenous to Japan, which lends a rustic and warm charm to it. Enjoy the unique experience and bring your handmade washi home as a memento of your trip to Japan.
Let's visit Ogawamachi to make your own Washi paper (traditional Japanese paper) and visit a historical sake brewery.
[Private Tour] Visit the historic town of Ogawamachi, also known as "Small Kyoto". Learn about traditional Japanese paper; washi and Japanese sake in Ogawamachi, a town built around a river, roughly an hour away from central Tokyo. Ogawa, meaning small river, is where the name of this town comes from, and the water of this river is what is used in creating Ogawamachi's washi and sake. The creation process of washi in this town is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and on this tour you will get the chance to try it yourself! You will also visit a sake brewing factory and a 100% locally produced and consumed craft beer shop where you can taste local drinks. Make sure to explore the old back streets of Ogawamachi that have stayed unchanged for centuries!
- Duration: 2.5 hours- Materials: Japanese traditional paper (Washi) hand colored by craftman, LED resin, and jewelry parts (K16GP)- The staff shows and tell you the techniques step by step.- The Jewelry you make will be only one in the world and it will be perfect gift for you, your family or friends back home.
You can write your name, your favorite characters, and designs on the Andon lantern and take the finished lantern home.The lantern you made will be good for yourself, or your friends or family as a souvenir.Anyone can easily experience it because you can draw on the washi paper placed flatly. ・You can experience lantern painting and lettering・The finished lantern can be taken home as a souvenir and used as a lighting apparatus・You can freely choose your favorite Washi paper from several kinds・You can freely take photos during the experience・Easily accessible from Asakusa! Please enjoy sightseeing after the experience!
Highlight-Where better to learn of the Buddhist traditions of zen meditation, hand copying sutras and tracing Buddhist images than a quiet temple with centuries of history?-Guidance in simple English by a real Buddhist monk – introduction to Kakurin-ji, a temple even older than the famous Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto.-English versions of sutra texts are available.-Delicious specialty lunch with local sake after learning about Buddhist customs in traditional surrounds.-Take home a calligraphy brush and socks made from washi paper materials as a gift.
Mino City, which is the production area of the paper "Mino Washi" unique to Japan.Experience traditional and authentic Japanese cuisine through this vegetarian healthy cooking class in a renovated 100-year-old Japanese townhouse located in the udatsu-lined streets of Mino City.・Visit a renovated 100-year-old Japanese townhouse・Learn the history and culture of Japanese cuisine・Learn how to coordinate a table using antique tableware that has been used for 100 years in a modern style.・Enjoy homemade Japanese food and sake tasting・A Japanese housewife who loves to cook and has various qualifications