Uchiyama Style Japanese Paper Making (Iiyama City Hand-made Paper Workshop)
‘Washi’ (Japanese traditional paper) is made from wood fiber, making it stronger than today’s more common paper made of wood pulp. And the Uchiyama style of ‘washi’ made in northern Nagano’s Iiyama City is especially durable, hence its common use in shoji screen room dividers. For over 350 years, craftsmen have been taking advantage of Iiyama’s cold winters and clear running water to make Uchiyama-style ‘washi’. You, too, can try your hand at making ‘washi’ and create a postcard, colored paper, bookmark or haiku paper.
For further information, please also see the Uchiyama Paper page in the Souvenirs section.
|Location||1439-1, Iiyama Kamikura, Iiyama City Map|
|Business hours||Open from 9am to 5pm; Paper making takes from 30 to 60 minutes.|
|Usage fee||Poscard (1 sheet) : 200 yen / Bookmark (12 pieces) : 600 yen / Colored Paper (1 sheet) : 500 yen / Haiku Paper (3 sheets) : 600 yen|
|Date(s)||Open every day except Mondays and Holidays from April through December; Open Saturdays only from January to March.|
Access and Parking
By Train:10 min walk from Iiyama Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)