Tag : washi

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

Trip to Masumi, Tokyo

It all started with this Instagram post by Steph Rue, a book artist and former Fulbright Junior Researcher. She visited Masumi, a conservation and restoration shop in Tokyo and posted a picture from her visit.She had me at "Rows of beautiful silk textiles..."That one post inspired our trek to Masumi on our third

Trip to TAKEO, Tokyo

After my visit to Misuzudo, I descended the stairs and soaked in all that was TAKEO.TAKEO was founded in 1899. Their store carries approximately 300 brands, with 9,000-ish specific types of paper. You have to love a store that has a "mission for paper":Paper has long played an important role in our society and economy, always

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