Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Washi - Japanese Paper, Kurotani, Kyoto

Kurotani is a paper-making village in Japan. Apart from a museum and a shop, visitors can join a workshop and make washi themselves. Washi is the Japanese traditional paper. Kurotani area is rich in kouzo – paper mulberry, the main ingredient in making paper. Kurotani washi has an 800-year history. The washi sensei is very welcoming and eager to present in detail the paper technology. It is such a nice place, and I am going to present the sights in tomorrow’s post. Today, some photos taken during the preliminary presentation of the process of making washi. I love washi and its texture, so plenty of photos tonight. (^_^)



















































4 comments:

  1. He looks like he loves his work - that feeling kind of flows out of the picture - very nice!

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    1. Yes, his smile and passion were fascinating.

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  2. I just went here today with one of my classes. We got to make washi. It was so interesting!

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    1. I think you had a wonderful day here yesterday and your students enjoyed the visit. :-)

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