Learn How to Make Obara Washi paper and Handmade Paper Crafts

【OUTLINE】
Experience making Obara Washi paper, a traditional handmade Japanese paper originated in the peaceful and full of nature region of Obara.
First, you will discover the fascinating history of Obara Washi, a strong and versatile handcrafted paper produce since the 15th century. Also, you will enjoy a visit to our Obara Washi Paper showcase. Afterwards, you will learn how to use the vegetable fibers extracted from kozo to make your very own paper as well as how to decorate it.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
Learn how to make Obara Washi paper and make your own handmade paper craft
Let your imagination run wild and create unique paper crafts using paper you made yourself
Get inspired by the genuine colors and patterns used in Japanese traditional papers
Be delighted by the fascinating history and its charms of Obara’s region
Take a visit to our marvelous Obara Washi paper exhibition
* Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Starts: Toyota, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Craft Classes




【OUTLINE】
Experience making Obara Washi paper, a traditional handmade Japanese paper originated in the peaceful and full of nature region of Obara.
First, you will discover the fascinating history of Obara Washi, a strong and versatile handcrafted paper produce since the 15th century. Also, you will enjoy a visit to our Obara Washi Paper showcase. Afterwards, you will learn how to use the vegetable fibers extracted from kozo to make your very own paper as well as how to decorate it.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
Learn how to make Obara Washi paper and make your own handmade paper craft
Let your imagination run wild and create unique paper crafts using paper you made yourself
Get inspired by the genuine colors and patterns used in Japanese traditional papers
Be delighted by the fascinating history and its charms of Obara’s region
Take a visit to our marvelous Obara Washi paper exhibition

Itinerary

First of all, we will watch a movie about the history of Obara Washi paper and how it is made. After learning about Obara Washi paper, you can see the works made by artisans . Obara Washi paper is a traditional work of art in which the raw material of Japanese paper, Kozo (paper mulberry), is dyed so that it can be enjoyed as an art form, and pictorial patterns are made instead of paint. You can see the artworks made by artisans and experience the traditional beauty. After observing the works, you can try making Japanese paper! We will make Obara Washi paper using wood grown in the rich nature of these area. In the process of making Obara Washi paper, you can draw your favorite color and pattern. After drying the washi, you can attach it to an LED lamp, a Goshuin-cho(Japanese notebook), or a paper fan to create your own original work of art!

Stop At:

• Japanese Paper of Hometown Crafts Center, 216-1 Hora, Eitarocho, Toyota 470-0562 Aichi Prefecture