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Culture is spread through information, information is spread through communication, communication is written on paper, paper is produced in Aichi. Kozo is the Japanese name for the mulberry trees that seem to grow particularly well in the Obara region of Aichi Prefecture’s Toyota City. These mulberry trees have been the source of the particularly strong and versatile traditionally handcrafted washi paper produced here since at lea...
|Opening days / hours :||9:00 to 16:30|
|Holidays :||Monday (no substitute holiday if Monday is a public holiday, etc.), year-end and New Years (December 28 to January 4)|
The Obara district is well-suited to growing the mulberry plant, so it has been known as a cradle of papermaking since the Muromachi period. Washi-no-Furusato is a site where you can learn all about the charms of papermaking. The Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum offers both the Toyotashi Washi Artwork Gallery, where you can experience the charms of Obara paper crafting, and the Toyotashi Art and Craft Center, where you can try your h...
|Opening days / hours :||9:00AM-4:30 PM ■Workshop hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM|
|Holidays :||Monday (where Monday is a holiday, open; date not rolled over); year-end/New Year (12/28-1/4)|