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    Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center

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    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center
    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center
    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center
    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center
    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center
    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center
    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center
    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center
    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center
    • Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato - Toyotashi Washi Arts and Craft Center

    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 hand at making paper. The Art and Craft Center lets you select from four styles (font, illustration, leaf, and fan) and try your hand at making paper. Experts in Obara papermaking are there to lend their support, ensuring that even first-timers can get acquainted with the process. Naturally, you can take it home with you when it dries. The Washi Artwork Gallery exhibits a range of paper works that you must see for yourself.

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    Address 〒470-0562
    216-1 Eitaro-cho, Toyota-City
    Fee Free admission; workshops: fees apply *See web site for details
    Opening days / hours 9:00AM-4:30 PM ■Workshop hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    Parking lot Free
    Holidays Monday (where Monday is a holiday, open; date not rolled over); year-end/New Year (12/28-1/4)
    Access by Public Transportation [Directions from Nagoya]
    ・From Nagoya Station on the Higashiyama subway line, go to Fushimi Station and transfer to the Tsurumai subway line (which connects to the Meitetsu Toyota Line from Akaike). Get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station.
    ・From Meitetsu Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line to Chiryu Station. Transfer trains and get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station.
    ・From JR Nagoya Station, take the JR Chuo Main Line to Kozoji Station. Transfer to the Aichi Loop Line and get off at Shin-Toyota Station.
    *Click here to check transportation directions and fares in Toyota.
    http://michinavitoyota.jp/portal/map_en.html