Washi is the light, strong traditional Japanese paper made by hand from the inner-bark fibers of three plants. The name washi literally means “Japanese paper”. Today most paper in Japan is made in large automated mills, but a few hundred families in rural villages continue to make washi in the traditional way.
A washi paper-making workshop experience, in the countryside, taught by a family with a long tradition in the craft, is often one of the highlights of our clients on “Japan Discovered“, our no.1 best selling small group tour. Check out the below video of our travel consultant Mizuki explaining about washi paper and one of our past customers give a video testimonial on the experience.