On arrival, we'll create our own handmade paper from the raw ingredients, which will be turned into four postcards. Designing the paper with pressed flowers and leaves is the most fun process. While drying the paper, we'll watch a short movie about how Japanese paper is made, enjoy chatting over drinks and cookies. When the paper is dried, I'll show you how to use a traditional brush pen to write messages on the cards in Japanese. At the end, I 'll be able to guide you on how to mail your unique cards to your friends or family.
Hello, I am Miwako. Having previously worked for various international careers, and living in bustling cities, I have now returned to my family business which spans three generations across an 87-year history. The heart of my business is traditional Japanese washi paper, which is deeply rooted in Japanese culture, tradition, and customs. It is now so much fun to spend time making papers with visitors from all over the world! Let's explore a bit in Japanese traditional handcraft!
Cookies and candies
Water or tea
We will meet at my paper shop in the heart of Kyoto. It's a traditional Japanese wooden house, where you will be able to feel at home on tatami mats. There're paper products collected from various parts of Japan, as well as raw ingredients for Washi paper and other tools to make papers. After all, you will be able to mail the handmade postcards or bring back with you as souvenirs.
Please be sure to bring the mailing addresses of the people you want to send your postcards to.