Mino Washi Paper Goods Making

Mino City, Gifu Prefecture is the production area of Honmino-shi paper, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage with a history of 1300 years. The historic “old streets lined with udatsu (dividing walls that were sometimes built on the upper floors of traditional houses in order to prevent the spread of fires)” is designated as a Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, and is a popular tourist spot for its beautiful townscape.
Ishikawa Paper Goods Ltd. was founded in Mino City, Gifu Prefecture in 1902, and manufactures 1,600 types of traditional Japanese goods. The company has established the “Ishikawa Mino Washi Paper Goods Workshop,” right in the heart of the “old streets lined with udatsu,” a Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings and a prime tourist destination in Mino City, Gifu Prefecture. At the workshop, you can get hands-on experience of handcrafting traditional Mino washi paper goods. Tourists are very happy that they can enjoy the handicraft experience and buy souvenirs while sightseeing.
In the handicraft experience offered by Ishikawa Paper Goods Ltd., you can use as much Mino wash paper as you like to express your world in original art. There are staff to assist you and base materials available; even those without confidence in their skills can relax and enjoy crafting. Children and adults alike will enjoy themselves, and you can take the crafts you make home with you right away. The barrier-free facility is accessible to wheelchair users, and the handicraft experience can be enjoyed comfortably regardless of the weather. The workshop have been visited by international tourists from 23 countries.
In terms of souvenirs, Ishikawa Paper Goods Ltd.’s 600 best handmade traditional Japanese goods line the shelves. There are souvenirs that you can only find here. Why not visit?

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Highlight You can experience making over 20 handicrafts, including "Washi Korokoro" (bobble toys made of washi paper) and handmade plates, without a reservation.
Experience content There are staff to assist you and base materials available; even those without confidence in their skills can relax and enjoy crafting. Ranges from 10 minutes for busy tourists, to over 30 minutes for those who want to take time. Workshop can accommodate up to 40 people at a time. More people than that will have to take turns. May accept visitors outside the opening hours.
Tour style Self-guidedGuided
Price Washi Korokoro: 15 kinds, 864 yen per piece (tax incl.); can be taken home right away.
Payment Method Cash
Acceptable number / Program 45 people at a time45 people x 5 times a day
Publication time Opening Hours 10:00 to 16:00
Time required for Stay , Exprerience Approx. 30 minutes
Closed Monday to Wednesday *Groups of 10 persons or more may be accepted outside operating hours.
Parking Lot Public car parks availablehttp://www.minokanko.com/access/
Merchandise Availability / Food Availability Over 600 products from a traditional Japanese goods manufacturer! Gifts and souvenirs available on location.
Receiving target Individuals Groups Observation and training groups Schools * Open to members of the industry
Pamphlet EnglishInterpretors and tour guides / English and Chinese available
Wi-fi No
Barrier free correspondence Barrier-free access
Reservation(Need / No Needed) *Groups of 10 and over, please make reservations. Email
Reservation window TEL:+81-575-33-0228 FAX:+81-575-35-1363 Mail:shigyo@jt7.so-net.ne.jp
Traffic access 5 km from Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway Mino I.C.; 10 minutes by car 1 km from Mino-shi Station of Nagaragawa Railway; 10 minutes on foot
Postal code 501-3728
Contact address Motozumi-cho 1909-3, Mino City, Gifu Prefecture
Contact information TEL:+81-575-33-0228 FAX:+81-575-35-1363 Mail:shigyo@jt7.so-net.ne.jp
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