The Tosa brand of high-quality "washi" (Japanese paper) handmade in Kochi Prefecture has a history of more than 1,000 years. It has been designated by the central government as traditional craftwork and is being produced in areas including Tosa City and Ino Town. In Ino, 0.03-mm-thick "Tosa tengujoshi," the world’s thinnest handmade paper, is manufactured. At Tosawashi Kogeimura (craftwork village) Qraud and Japanese Paper Museum in Ino, you can experience papermaking (subject to fees), and create your own original postcards and paper fans, among other items.
*Tosawashi Kogeimura Qraud
Business hours: 9:00-17:00 Closed: Wed. Address: 1226 Kashiki, Ino Town Access: ●20 minutes by car from Ino Exit on the Kochi Expressway. ●Take a train from Kochi Station on the JR Dosan Line to Ino Station. Take a Kochi Prefecture Hokubu Kotsu Bus going to Nagasawa or Takaiwa for 15 minutes and get off at Iwamura. Tosawashi Kogeimura Qraud is right next to the bus stop. Price: Make your own paper: 400 yen
*Japanese Paper Museum in Ino
Business hours: 9:00-17:00 Closed: Mon. Address: 110-1 Saiwaicho, Ino Town Access: ●10 minutes by car from Ino Express on the Kochi Expressway. ●Take a train from Kochi Station on the JR Dosan Line to Ino Station. The museum is abou 10 minutes by foot from JR Ino Station Price: Entry: 500 yen : Make your own paper: 400 yen