Southern Nagano Area 水引
A traditional craft of the Iida area, Mizuhiki is made from strips of Japanese “washi” paper twisted into strings and stiffened with a seaweed and clay compound. Combined with colored silk, it is typically tied into a decorative knot and attached to gifts in times of congratulations, condolences or weddings, symbolically tying together the hearts of the giver and receiver. Mizuhiki making techniques in Iida have been passed down from generation to generation and the area now produces 70% of all Mizuhiki made in Japan. There are several workshops in Iida where the Mizuhiki-making can be seen.
Iida Tourism Association
Tel: 0265-22-4851 / Fax: 0265-22-4567
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