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    • Wasshoi Festa

    An annual summer event in Obara, the hometown of Washi Japanese paper, which namesake is a play on the words "Washi" (Japanese paper) and "Yoi" (good, nice) to combine "Wasshoi", a chant used in Japanese festivals. Crafting workshop experience of Japanese paper-making, stamp rally, mini concert and other attractions provide lots of fun and learning for kids and adults alike. Enjoy an engaging summer day while diving deep into the realm of Washi-making.


    A summer event allowing guests to interact with the culture of Washi Japanese paper, held at the home of Japanese paper in Obara area, northern Toyota-City. Craft toys, take part in workshops, enjoy mini concerts, and roam around in the fun stamp rallies, etc., in an engaging event for both children and adults.

    In 2008 the local residents of Obara instituted the "Japanese Paper Day", so in and around that date, guests can make Kazaguruma pinwheels, Furin wind chimes and Kendama Ball-and-Cup toys with Washi. At the workshop, craft mobile phone straps from washi and pressed flowers, or experience crafting of Washi paper, Japanese paper balloons, wall decorations and so on. Taste the delicious Goheimochi rice cakes on a stick. Then take part in the stamp rally. Of course, at the Japanese paper crafts hall located in the Washi-no-Furusato, learn all about Washi paper making and at the Paper Art Museum (entrance fee required).

    Basic Information




    Address 〒470-0562
    216-1 Eitaro-cho, Toyota-City
    Fee -Fees apply for workshop activities; free of charge events also available.
    -Washi Japanese paper making experience, museum admission both require fee.
    *: See web site for details.
    Opening days / hours 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    *: Facility hours 9:00 AM-4:30 PM.
    Phone number 0565-65-2151 (Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum Washi-no-Furusato Administration)
    Parking lot Free
    Restroom Available
    Holidays Monday (where Monday is a holiday, open; date not rolled over); year-end/New Year (12/28-1/4)
    Place Obara Washi-no-Furusato
    Holding time 1st Sunday of August
    (August 5th (Sunday), 2018)
    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.
    Access by car Approx. 20min (15.2km) northeastwards from Nakayama I.C. of the Sanage Green Road via Route 419.
    LINK Obara Tourism Association Event Calendar Page (Japanese)
    Toyotashi Washi-no-Sato Official Web Site (Japanese)