Handmade Washi Experience Studio


Notice from the Experience Workshop: January 2024
Due to an off-site event on January 13th (Saturday), only one staff member will be available to assist with experiences.
Each session will have a maximum capacity of thee participants, focusing exclusively on Japanese paper and Rakusui-shi experiences.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your unrderstanding.
吉野匠展「吉野和紙」手漉き体験

「土佐和紙」紙すき体験
手漉き和紙体験工房 [
In our studio, we demonstrate traditional Washi papermaking and you can experience making Washi on your own. You can take home the Washi paper you made yourself on the day. Walk-ins welcome depending on availability. When you enter the building, you will see a glass sliding door right in front you. That's the entrance of the studio. Please come in directly without stopping at our shop. 1 session is approximately 1 hour.

Reservation

Workshop reservations can be made on our 'Contact page' on this website.
If you would like to make reservation, please let us know your preferred date, time, the number of participants, and the desired activities.
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If you have any other questions about our studio, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Washi Paper Experience

Contents of activities
"Japanese Washi Paper (plain)"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")

1 sheet ¥800 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Contents of activities "Japanese Washi Paper (plain)"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")

1 sheet ¥800 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Monday - Friday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
16:00-
Saturday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
-
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- 16:00-
Saturday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- -
Closed Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

This workshop covers the basic techniques of creating a piece of paper by using the authentic Japanese sugeta (molds/tools) with the material of Kozo (paper material).

手漉き和紙体験工房-和紙体験

Rakusui-Shi / Sukashi Washi / Lace Washi Experience

Contents of activities
"Rakusui-Shi / Lace Washi"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")
1 sheet ¥1,000 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Contents of activities "Rakusui-Shi / Lace Washi"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")
1 sheet ¥1,000 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Monday - Friday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
16:00-
Saturday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
-
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- 16:00-
Saturday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- -
Closed Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

Rakusui-Shi: RAKUSUI, or “water dropping” in English, is a traditional washi-making technique that allows us to make washi with different patterns by dropping water from above spraying water with a shower.
We can also use a mold made of water-repellent material with a smooth surface, to create patterns.

手漉き和紙体験工房-落水紙体験

Lace Washi: We will use the specially made molds designed by a Japanese Washi artist Tomomi Tamura. Please choose one from the three designs: 1. Circus Elephant 2. “OZ” patterns 3. Dogs and Cats.

手漉き和紙体験工房-レース和紙体験

Design Washi Experience

Contents of activities
"Design Washi"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")

1 sheet ¥1,300 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Contents of activities "Design Washi"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")

1 sheet ¥1,300 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Monday - Friday
-
11:30-
-
-
16:00-
Saturday
-
11:30-
-
15:00-
-
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday - 11:30- - - 16:00-
Saturday - 11:30- - 15:00- -
Close Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

You can draw patterns freely on an A4 washi paper using the materials we have in our studio: colored washi paper, Yuzen washi (patterned paper), Tengu-joshi (thin paper), pressed flowers, colored Kozo fibers, and gold/silver leaves. You can also combine different colored washi and/or colored Kozo fibers. You can also bring in your own materials or motifs.
Note: when you bring in your own materials, please choose thin, flat, non-water-repellent materials to finish your paper nicely.

手漉き和紙体験工房-デザイン和紙

Private Lessons

Contents of activities
for Friends & Family gathering
¥5,000 per group / 1hour (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 peopl
Contents of activities For Friends & Family gathering
¥5,000 per group / 1hour (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 people
Monday - Friday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
16:00-
Saturday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
-
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- 16:00-
Saturday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- -
Closed Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

Private lessons are for those who want to experience something a bit more special, want to make a paper of sizes other than A4, wish to use our studio to create art pieces, or simply prefer to have a one-on-one lesson.
Please be sure to consult us about your requests when you make a reservation.
・We have A4 size(210×297mm), A3 size(297×420mm), Business card size, Postcard size, Shikishi size(242×333mm), etc.

Group visitors

Contents of activities
"Japanese Washi Paper (plain)"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")
¥800 per person
 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : For groups of 6 people to 20 people
Reservation for groups is limited and may require different scheduling as stated below.
Contents of activities "Japanese Washi Paper (plain)"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")
¥800 per person
 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : For groups of 6 people to 20 people
Reservation for groups is limited and may require different scheduling as stated below.
Monday - Friday
10:30-12:30
14:00-16:00
15:00-17:00
Saturday
10:30-12:30
14:00-16:00
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday 10:30-12:30 14:00-16:00 15:00-17:00
Saturday 10:30-12:30 14:00-16:00 -
Closed Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

Due to our limited capacity of the studio, we may have to divide you into 2 groups and engage in different activities separately.


Here is an example of an arranged tour and activities
-Group 1: Washi paper making session → Museum tour and watching a paper making video
-Group 2: Museum tour and watching a paper making video → Washi paper making session
Please feel free to take a look around at our gallery, shop and museum.

Request to Visiters

Please help us to make a visit to the shop an enjoyable experience for all.


< Cancellation >
Cancellation is not available on the day of your reservation. We may have to charge you 100 percent of session fee. Please contact us as early as possible if you are not able to attend the workshop, so that others can make a reservation.

< Language >
Intermediate or elementary level English speaking staff will be waiting on the day. However, our papermaking experience is mostly carried out in Japanese. If fluency is necessary, we recommend arranging an interpreter on your end.

< Photography or video recording >

Photos and filming are welcome in the Handmade Washi Experience Studio. However photos and filming are not allowed in galleries due to copyright restrictions. Please ask for staff advice if you are uncertain or for any exceptions.


Details of photography and video recording prohibited areas are as follows.
1. All areas and exhibitions with a prohibition sign
2. Videos, images which are projecting, screening and Artworks in the museum property