Japanese paper, Washi

2016/06/07 1080 views Souvenir Momotaro
Japanese paper items carefully made in traditional manner by artisans, the "Washi" is now a Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Wagami-ya UMEDA

Japanese Paper Washi Shop, UMEDA

This is our favorite shop to pop in and see all the kind of beautifully made Washi with variety of patterns and colours.
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Japanese paper, Washi has a very soft texture but it's quite strong as well.

 

 

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To cut it out, make a fold line, pour a bit of water onto the line and pull it apart slowly by hands to leave the edge jaggy. That's a Washi style.
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You will find plenty of items made with Washi paper.
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Unique items and arty goods are made with Washi paper in a traditional and modern style.
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Sometimes traditional patterns are new to our eyes.
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Tiny stickers in match boxes, Kawaii !
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Here are some Washi tapes for your new tape collection.
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Wagami-ya UMEDA stands 5-minute away from Okayama Koraku Hotel.

 

Open from Mon.-Sat.  8:30-17:30

1-2-36, Omotecho, Kita-ku, Okayama

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