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Modified 16-Jun-12
Created 17-Nov-07
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This washi (Japanese hand made paper) factory specializes in making washi from locally found ingredients, also using them for coloring. This includes mikan (mandarin) peel, kaki (persimmon) peel, and rice straw. The paper fiber is all sourced from locally found timbers, and the water used is from a stream on the property.
Naturally colored washiWashi wrinkled in the drying processWashi lantern, and colored washi behind dried flower heads.paper maker's housePaper making tool shedLarge paper making screenShop roomWashilined maple papermaple paperdried flowersdried flowersfansframed picture paperArt studentsBark paper edgescheck pattern shojidried flowersShop roomPlain sheets