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Toyota-City Washi Japanese Paper Making Experience - "Kanzokashiki" Mulberry Shoots Steam Boiling Process

Date : 01/19/2018


  • Washi Japanese Paper Making Experience - "Kanzokashiki" Mulberry Shoots Steam Boiling Process

Participate in a fundamental process of Washi Japanese Paper making!

The Obara Paper Art Museum (Washi-no-Furusato) holds the "Kanzokashiki" event, with admission free of charge and open to anyone willing to participate. This is the first step in making the pulp from which washi is produced. In it, recently harvested Mulberry Shoots are steam-boiled at the "koshiki", a kind of steam cupola furnace, then stripped of the outer bark until only the tough pliant inner bark is left - the raw material that will afterwards be cleaned, pounded and stretched.
"Kanzokashiki" is a local colloquialism believed to be derived from the words "kozo", the term for mulberry tree, and "koshiki", the apparatus used as furnace. This is a traditional event at that area and even students of the local elementary school take part. Come you too to see this centuries-old activity!

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : January 19th (Friday), 2018
Holding time : From 8:00 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 11:00 AM: (For visitors) Participating in the outer bark removal
Place : Obara Paper Art Museum (Washi-no-Furusato)
Location : 〒470-0562
216-1 Hora Eitaro-cho, Toyota-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Admission free of charge
Parking : Available, free of charge (cap. 150 cars)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0565-65-2151
How to prepare : Wear warm clothes for outdoors that you do not mind if getting stained. Footwear that allows for stable and firm movement is highly recommended.

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the subway Higashiyama Line. Alight at Fushimi station and take the subway Tsurumai line. Alight at Toyotashi station and take the Toyota Oiden Bus Obara Line bound for "Kaminigi". Alight at "Washi no Furusato"stop and 1minutes walk.
  • Access by car
    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.

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