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Dear readers 2016.08.01


 Thank you so much for checking this site which started in 2010. I'm closing this blog now since I quit my papermaking job a month ago. This was my sixteenth year as a papermaker, but I couldn't help regarding myself only as a labor worker despite of the fact that I was part of this precious craftsmanship. It's  just because I was not a studio owner. 

I don't know how to survive next decades but I will keep painting and creating my own art world in this village using mainly washi.  My new blog is getting ready now. Please visit the site, if you're interested.


And thank you again for sharing my unique life in the countryside. 


Rina Aoki

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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


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
mail : udatsu@echizenwashi.jp