Japanese paper (washi)

Fancy a New Fashionable Handbag Made from Traditional Japanese Paper?

Japan is a country that is abundant in well-preserved historical buildings and structures, fascinating cultural traditions, as well as beautiful arts and crafts. If you are passionate about art or are in awe of traditional Japanese arts and crafts then read on to find out how traditional Japanese paper (washi) has been transformed in modern…

Stay at the Beautiful and Green Qraud Onsen Hotel in Shikoku

In the rustic country town of Ino, just west of Kochi on Shikoku island, lies a hotel and onsen overlooking the Shimanto River, the QRAUD Tosawashi Kougeimura Hotel. This quaint hotel is owned and run by a local family that lives in the area. Here you can experience paper making in a workshop out back…

The Fascinating Art of Washi (Japanese Paper) Crafts

Most people have heard the term “Washi” before but what exactly does it mean? Translated, Washi simply mean Japanese paper. This style of paper is handmade in Japan from resources such as trees, rice, or wheat. Washi tends to be a bit thicker than the everyday paper you’ll find. This makes it ideal for a…

Karakami: 10 Centuries of Paper Art in Japan

Paper (kami) is a great example of how a simple material is used in showcasing Japan’s outstanding aesthetic sense. Besides origami (paper folding) and kirigami (paper cutting), there is one Japanese paper art form that has survived the ravages of time for ten centuries and continues to flourish today: karakami. culturalnews.com/ A Closer Look at…

5 of the ancient Japanese building techniques that are still used in modern houses!

Though Japanese unique architecture such as castles and shrines are already known all over the world, the ordinary houses also have remarkable characteristics. This is because architectural technology has been developed in its own way in order to satisfy people’s lifestyle needs in Japan, where the weather changes greatly depending on the season and earthquakes…