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Higashichichibu village, Washi no Sato, paper-making experience

Paper-making experience to make your own original Japanese paper.(Washi)

Experience and hands-on facilities

Washi is an ancient Japanese paper. In particular, the technique of Hosokawa-gami, handmade washi handed down from generation to generation in East Chichibu, has been registered as a national important intangible cultural asset, and its value has been recognized. At Washi no Sato, visitors can experience the history and appeal of washi, which has a tradition of 1,300 years, through the paper-making experience.

Washi no Sato
Washi no Sato

There are 5 types of papers that can be made! Choose what you like

There are 5 types of papers that can be made: plain washi, patterned washi, postcards, colored paper, and mini tapestries. You can create your own original work by adding flowers from the garden of Washi no Sato to anything other than plain.

Now the experience begins!

You may be wondering what kind of flowers and plants you should put in the box, but the key is to choose brightly colored ones. If you prepare a variety of sizes, you can create a work of art that is full of life. Once you have a solid image of how you want to place the flowers and plants you will use, it is time to start making paper.

After being taught how to move the screen used for paper-making, the paper-making experience finally starts.
After being taught how to move the screen used for paper-making, the paper-making experience finally starts.
Arrange the flowers and plants you have picked on the scrap paper. This is where you show your taste!
Arrange the flowers and plants you have picked on the scrap paper. This is where you show your taste!

In addition to the hands-on facilities, there is a thatched house that takes you back to the Edo period (1603-1868), so take this opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Japanese history and culture. Also, don't miss the store that sells a variety of washi souvenirs!

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  • Washi no Sato

    Washi no Sato

  • After being taught how to move the screen used for paper-making, the paper-making experience finally starts.

    After being taught how to move the screen used for paper-making, the paper-making experience finally starts.

  • Arrange the flowers and plants you have picked on the scrap paper. This is where you show your taste!

    Arrange the flowers and plants you have picked on the scrap paper. This is where you show your taste!

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Facility Information

Name of facilities
Higashi-Chichibu Village Washi no Sato (東秩父村 和紙の里)
Experience Name
Paper-making experience
Postal Code
355-0375
Address
441 Mido, Higashichichibumura, Chichibugun, Saitama
Telephone
0493-82-1468
Dates
Except during the year-end and New Year holidays
Fee
300 to 1,000 yen
Capacity
Up to 15 people
Notes
Reservations are required for more than 15 people.
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