Tag : Echizen

Trip to Ryozo Paper, Echizen

My trip to Echizen almost ended in paper tragedy - at first, we were unable to get into a papermaking studio.When we arrived at Papyrus House, we were given a map that listed a number of studios. When I asked which studio they recommended for a visit, we were told

Trip to Papyrus House, Echizen

We started our Echizen paper journey at Papyrus House. It's kind of a mush of an information center, store, workshop space, and exhibit hall. The building exterior is nondescript and doesn't come close to indicating what's inside. You could just walk right by it and never realize it was there.But holy crap -

The awesomeness of Echizen

I'm just going to say it - I love Echizen.Yet it has been really hard for me to write this post. I think it's because the place is just beyond words. Visiting this papermaking village (Washi no Sato) was the absolute highlight of my trip to Japan. When I think of my time

Japlotzing

So I just got back from Japan yesterday.Sorry that I wasn't more up front about the timing of my trip. I'm one of those people who isn't comfortable revealing travel plans online, especially when my house is being left unoccupied. It's tough for me to exist in that intersection of social media and

Japlanning

Holy crap, I'm going to Japan this summer.Perhaps you've taken a look at my Book Arts/Paper Arts in Japan spreadsheet, which to date includes over 70 resources. And I'm sure that I haven't even scratched the surface.There's no way I'm going to see all of those places, as much as

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