Washi Studio Kamikoya

Washi Studio かみこや (Washi Studio Kamikoya)
Traditional Japanese papermaking taught by Dutch owner and washi paper master
Rogier Uitenboogaart arrived in Japan from the Netherlands 40 years ago, driven by his desire to learn the ins and outs of making traditional Japanese washi paper. In 2006, Rogier opened Washi Studio Kamikoya to help preserve this craft that dates back over 1400 years. Since then, he has become renowned nationwide for his washi paper artwork which is used in interior design and furnishings. Rogier uses age old methods of Tosa washi paper with home-grown organic raw materials and cotton from organic towel makers as ingredients.

Keen to share the art of washi paper making and the beauty and culture of their incredible location on the slopes of the Shikoku Mountains in Yusuhara, the Kamikoya offers visitors a rare, hands-on experience of making washi and seeing how the bark off mulberry trees is dried, broken down and combined with adhesive neri extracted from the plants in the okra family to produce this beautifully textured and entirely sustainable paper.

For the full experience, spend a night or two at the Japanese-style guesthouse decorated with Rogier’s handmade washi lamps, and immerse yourself in the serenity of Kochi’s countryside.
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Address 高知県高岡郡梼原町太田戸1678 (1678, Otado, Yusuhara Town, Takaoka Gun, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0889-68-0355
ClosedClosed irregularly
Price●Making Washi Japanese paper with flowers (incl. 1 night stay with breakfast) : 9,000 yen~
●Traditional handmade Washi (incl. 1 night stay - 6 hr workshop) : 34,000 yen ~
●Demonstration Workshop : 40,000 yen
*Prices includes sales taxes
DirectionsAbout 1 hour drive from Susaki-chuo IC on the Kochi Expressway
Website Washi Studio Kamikoya
Map Code666 072 852*82
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