〈KAMISUKI ACTIVITY〉
   

About 1 hour from central Tokyo. Why don’t you make paper from wood in rich nature!


 
About 1 hour from central Tokyo to the west side. There is rich nature beyond the city here. In summer fireflies flutter in the river in front of the workshop, autumn leaves are also beautiful in autumn.
 
We grow also the mulberry tree which is the raw material of Japanese paper inside a large site. Peel off the wood, tap it and make it fine fiber, then do paper making.
 
We also use well water for paper making. It is fun to draw with hand pumps.
 
After the workshop is over, you can relax in the hot spring ` TsuruTsuru Onsen'. It is approximately 20 minutes by car from here. You can also go by bus from Musashi Itsukaichi station. It takes about 20 minutes. Tatoo is OK.
 
 
 
  • The workshop is booked in advance
  • Starts at 10:00 and 13:30 (twice a day)
  • Closed everyTuesday and second Thursday, Second Saturday
  • Parking lot available

 

workshop1

Making raw materials+LED Mini Washi Candle

 
 

 Actually you can experience that the paper is made of wood.
First peel it off, and beet it and make it a fine fiber.
 
Next, you will do paper making using that raw material.
 

 

 
This is "Hinode Washi" original paper making.
Paper is made by placing plant fibers on a flat net and drying.
 
Here You will place the fiber on the towel. Then squeeze and dry.
 
We applied this to "paper making with a towel." The paper traces a towel pile fabric and you can create a unique texture.
 
Next, we prepare preliminarily dried paper, so you will make it light with that paper.
 
In this course, you make 2 pieces of towelpaper first. Take these 2 pieces and dry them at home later (it takes 4 to 5 days to dry). Next, We will give you dried towel paper, so peel off the paper from towel, wrap the LED candle with the paper to complete the LED mini washi candle like the photo above. You can take this on the day.
 
 
You can see how to make paper with towel by this video. 

 

 

[Characteristics of LED mini washi candle to produce]
Cordless / Battery type / Light fluctuates like a candle / You can also blow in by your breath to turn ON/OFF / height about 12 cm × diameter about 7 cm

 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
  1 to 20 people
FEE
  5,800 yen
TIME REQUIRED
  about 2 hour
THE WORK

    1 piece (take home on the day)
TARGET AGE
  No age limit
  (Parent's support is required for 9 years and under)
THINGS TO BRING
  Hand towel for wiping hands
CLOTHING
  Footwear easy to move
  Clothes that water may splash somewhat
  Or bring an apron
PICKUP
  We will pick you up from Musashi Itsukaichi Station up to 7 people
  (First come first served basis)
  Please take a taxi beyond that
CAR
  If you come by car you can also enjoy lunch and hot springs in the surrounding area
RESERVATION
  Please reserve your favorite date and time
RESERVATION →

 

workshop2

Making raw materials+Washi Art

 

 
Actually you can experience that the paper is made of wood.
First peel it off, and beet it and make it a fine fiber.
 
Next, you will do paper making using that raw material.
 


 
 
A new  type of art to create a paper with your drawing on it, without using a brush. Anyone can enjoy from adults to children.
 
If you prefer, you can enjoy just making a pattern in stead of drawing a picture. Please watch the 1 minute HOWTO movie.
 
 



 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
  1 to 20 people
FEE
  5,800 yen
TIME REQUIRED
  about 2 hour
THE WORK

    1 piece (take home on the day, finished by peeling off after drying at home)
TARGET AGE
  No age limit
  (Parent's support is required for 9 years and under)
THINGS TO BRING
  Hand towel for wiping hands
CLOTHING
  Footwear easy to move
  Clothes that water may splash somewhat
  Or bring an apron
PICKUP
  We will pick you up from Musashi Itsukaichi Station up to 7 people
  (First come first served basis)
  Please take a taxi beyond that
CAR
  If you come by car you can also enjoy lunch and hot springs in the surrounding area
RESERVATION
  Please reserve your favorite date and time
RESERVATION →

 

 
How to apply for workshop

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  4. Details will be notified after payment is confirmed.