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Papyrus House

Make paper with your own hand and feel the soul of Washi!

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Finally, after learning about Japanese paper and waching at the manufacturing technique, you can now create your own original Japanese paper with your own hands at the Papyrus House (the process takes about 20 minutes).

In the house you will find a souvenir shop "Washidokoro Echizen" that sells a rich variety of Japanese paper products such as colorful sheets of Japanese paper and additional paper goods.

Most of the papers are made by the papermakers around here.

Let's try paper making in Papyrus House!

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    1) Scoop up paper stock into a mold called “keta” and make even layer of the material.

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    2) Create your own design using seasonable pressed folwers made by the clerks working here, colorants and others. Now is the time to use your imagination!

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    3) Drain excess water.

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    4) Dry for about 10 minutes and you have your original Japanese Paper.

You can choose among the rich varieties of types.
Create a truly unique sheet of paper with your own hands!

Paper type

Shikishi, or poetry card \500
Coaster (6 pieces) \800
Luncheon mat (1 piece) \1,000
Suminagashi, Japanese marbling paper (1 piece) \800
post card (4 pieces) \800
Card (2 pieces) \800
name card (10 pieces) \1,000

Information

Admission

Without admission (Only paper making fee)

Hours

Open (all the three houses)/ 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Closed (all the three houses) /Every Tuesday,Year end and New Year (12/28-1/4)
*The shop opens everyday except for the New Year Holidays.

Address

Papyrus House
8-44 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-42-1363

Information

Echizen Washi Village

This is the official site of the Echizen Washi Village. We would like to try to introduce Japanese Paper "Echizen Washi" as an attractive culuture to overseas.

Contact Us

Address

Papyrus House
8-44 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-42-1363

Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum
9-21-2 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-43-7800

Paper & Culture Museum
11-12 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-42-0016
fax : 0778-42-3260

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