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    Kanzokashiki Washi Japanese Paper Making Experience

    Obara-Area

    1/15/2021

    • Kanzokashiki Washi Japanese Paper Making Experience
    • Kanzokashiki Washi Japanese Paper Making Experience
    • Kanzokashiki Washi Japanese Paper Making Experience

    Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum (Toyotashi Washi-no-Furusato) annually hosts the Kanzokashiki event, with admission free of charge and open to anyone willing to participate.
    This is one of the first steps in the making of Washi Japanese Paper: acquiring the raw material. During the event, bundles of kozo branches are steam-boiled at a steamer device called koshiki, making it easier to peel off their outer bark manually. This is where the many hands of the participants shine, by greatly helping in this labor-intensive task. In a later process, the outer barks obtained during this event will be further processed until becoming the fibrous wood pulp needed for washi making.
    Kanzokashiki is a play with the words kozo (paper mulberry) and koshiki (the steamer device's name). Students and other townspeople also participate in the event. How about taking part of this facility's traditional event?

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    Address 〒470-0562
    216-1 Hora Eitaro-cho, Toyota-City
    Fee Free of charge
    Opening days / hours From 11:00 AM - Preparation of the shoot bundles for boiling, boiling and preparing for the next step (requires waiting a couple of hours until the steaming is finished).
    From 2:00 PM - (For visitors) Participating in the outer bark removal.
    *: Morning session is intended for students. Afternoon session is open to the public.
    *: Subject to cancellation depending on weather conditions.
    Phone number 0565-65-2151
    Parking lot Available, free of charge (cap. 120 cars)
    Restroom Available
    Place Obara Paper Art Museum (Toyotashi Washi-no-Furusato)
    Holding time January 15, 2021
    *: Event to be held even under light rain. Cancels in case of inclement weather.
    How to prepare -Warm clothes for outdoors that you do not mind getting stained
    -Footwear that allows for stable and firm movement is highly recommended
    -Gloves
    Access by Public Transportation 1-From Nagoya Station, board the Higashiyama Line subway and alight at Fushimi Station.
    2-Change trains to the Tsurumai Line bound to Akaike and Toyotashi (may require changing trains again in Akaike - if changing trains in Akaike is not desirable, board the train bound for Toyotashi Station from Fushimi Station).
    3-Alight at Toyotashi Station and, from the East Gate Bus Platforms, board the Toyota City Oiden Bus bound for Kaminigi (小原・豊田線[上仁木方面]Obara-Toyota-sen Kaminigi Homen).
    4-Get off at Washi-no-Furusato (和紙のふるさと).

    *Click here to check transportation directions and fares in Toyota.
    http://michinavitoyota.jp/portal/map_en.html
    Access by car Exit at the Tokai-Kanjo Expressway Toyota Fujioka I.C. or the Sanage Green Road Nakayama I.C. and drive on Route 419 for 15 km in the direction of Mizunami.
    LINK Obara Tourism Association Web Site
    Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato Web Site (Japanese)