Handmade Washi Experience Studio

 update: October.1

Thank you very much for visiting us.
Our deepest sympathy goes with those who are suffering from COVID 19.
Also, we are grateful to healthcare professionals.

In order to prevent from getting infected with COVID 19, please make a reservation in advance.

Class capacity: regular and private lesson: up to 5 people
Holidays:
Wednesday (studio closed), Sunday (regular shop holiday)

*Studio holiday may change depending on the situation. Please check with us in advance.

We hope to meet your requests flexibly, please consult with us if you have any questions or concerns.



How to Make a Reservation
Reservations can be made through the following channels.
Phone: 090-4842-0139
Email: studio@ozuwashi.net
Contact page on this website.

▪ Choose one of three types of paper making lessons.
  Plain paper / Rakusui paper/ Design paper
▪ Please let us know the details about your preference (1)-(3)
  (1) Preferred date/number of people/your phone number or email address
  (2) Preferred lesson
    Regular lesson: You can make an A4 size paper.
     Fee: Plain or Rakusui paper \500, Design paper \800
     *One class can hold up to 5 people.
    Private lesson: Fee: \4000 1 hour lesson for one group (up to 5 people)
     You can arrange freely what to make, size and numbers of papers.
  (3) Whether you need a face shield. We can provide face shields if you like.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Ozu Washi Studio.

Ozu Washi Experience Studio Staff

手漉き和紙体験工房
In our studio, we demonstrate traditional Washi papermaking and you can experience making Washi on your own. You can take home the Washi paper you made yourself on the day. Please feel free to stop by.
Workshops are available for one person or more with reservations having priority.
When you enter the building, you will see a glass sliding door right in front you. That's the entrance of the studio. Please come in directly without stopping at our shop.
* 1 unit class runs for about 1 hour.
* Please arrive at our studio 5 minutes before the starting time.
* Please come directly to our studio, located in front of the entrance of our shop.

Washi Paper Making

Contents of activities
"Japanese Washi Paper"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")

1 sheet \500 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Contents of activities "Japanese Washi Paper"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")

1 sheet \500 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Monday - Friday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
16:00-
Saturday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
-
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- 16:00-
Saturday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- -
Closed Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

This workshop covers the basic techniques of creating a piece of paper by using the authentic Japanese sugeta (molds/tools) with the material of Kozo (paper material).

手漉き和紙体験工房-和紙体験

RAKUSUI-SHI Making

Contents of activities
"RAKUSUI-SHI
(RAKUSUI-SHI; rakusui=falling water / shi=paper)
"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")
1 sheet \500 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Contents of activities "RAKUSUI-SHI (RAKUSUI-SHI; rakusui=falling water / shi=paper)"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")
1 sheet \500 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Monday - Friday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
16:00-
Saturday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
-
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- 16:00-
Saturday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- -
Closed Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

The rakusuishi has many beautiful dots which are made by putting the paper under a shower. The water drops create various designs on the paper. Additionally, if you bring your own materials such as a leaf, other patterns/designs can be formed by spraying water though putting leaves on a newly formed sheet as below.

手漉き和紙体験工房-落水紙体験

Patterned Paper Making

Contents of activities
"Patterned Paper"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")
1 sheet \800 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Contents of activities "Patterned Paper"
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")

1 sheet \800 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 people
You may have to share the class with others.
Monday - Friday
-
11:30-
-
-
16:00-
Saturday
-
11:30-
-
15:00-
-
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday - 11:30- - - 16:00-
Saturday - 11:30- - 15:00- -
Close Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

For the Patterned Paper, reservations are available in the following timeslots. Reservation places are limited to allow guests sufficient time to enjoy forming/designing the paper. If you are not available during the given time slots, please choose a "Private class", so that we can arrange time for you.

The decorative materials will be provided. (Assortment of dried leaves, flowers, grasses, and a variety of decorative paper) You can bring your own materials as well. (Please note: thick or water resistant materials might be difficult to form good quality or smooth paper.) Please enjoy decorating the paper and making your original artwork.

手漉き和紙体験工房-デザイン和紙

Private class

Contents of activities
for Friends & Family gathering
\4,000 per group / 1hour (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 people
This is a class for those who would like to have an exclusive private lesson, or want to make your own art works. Please let us know in advance so that we can discuss special arrangements
(time, the size of the paper and contents etc.).
Contents of activities For Friends & Family gathering
\4,000 per group / 1hour (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : up to around 5 people
This is a class for those who would like to have an exclusive private lesson, or want to make your own art works.
Please let us know in advance so that we can discuss special arrangements (time, the size of the paper and contents etc.).
Monday - Friday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
16:00-
Saturday
10:30-
11:30-
14:00-
15:00-
-
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- 16:00-
Saturday 10:30- 11:30- 14:00- 15:00- -
Closed Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

Group visitors

Contents of activities
A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")
\500 per person
 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : For groups of people from 7 to around 30 people
Reservation for groups is limited and may require different scheduling as stated below.
Contents of activities A4 size (roughly 8.5"×11")
\500 per person
 (including session fee, taxes)
Capacity : For groups of people from 7 to around 30 people
Reservation for groups is limited and may require different scheduling as stated below.
Monday - Friday
10:30-12:30
14:00-16:00
15:00-17:00
Saturday
10:30-12:30
14:00-16:00
Closed
Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays
Monday - Friday 10:30-12:30 14:00-16:00 15:00-17:00
Saturday 10:30-12:30 14:00-16:00 -
Closed Closed on Sundays and New Year holidays

Due to our limited capacity of the studio, we may have to ask you to divide into 2-3 groups which engage in different activities separately. We spend around 45mins - 1 hour for each activity; The entire stay at our shop will be around 2-3 hours.


Here is an example of the arranged tour and activities
-Group 1: Washi paper making session
-Group 2 or 3: Museum tour and watching a paper marking video.
You will have time to explore, so please feel free to take a look around at our gallery, shop and museum. For your viewing pleasure, we have also prepared a video about "How to make Japanese paper" at our museum on the upper floor.


Please let us know your preferred date, the duration of visit and the participant numbers so that we can discuss the arrangements in advance.

Reservation

Workshop reservations can be made on our 'Contact page' on this website.
If you would like to make reservation, please let us know your preferred date, time, the number of participants, and the desired activities.
If you have any other questions about our studio, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We usually respond to your inquiry within 3 business days (Excluding Sundays and national holidays).
Any comments or feedback on your experience at our studio is also welcome.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Request to Visiters

Please help us to make a visit to the shop an enjoyable experience for all.


< Cancellation >
Cancellation is not available on the day of your reservation. We may have to charge you 100 percent of session fee. Please contact us as early as possible if you are not able to attend the workshop, so that others can make a reservation.

< Language >
Intermediate or elementary level English speaking staff will be waiting on the day. However, our papermaking experience is mostly carried out in Japanese. If fluency is necessary, we recommend arranging an interpreter on your end.

< Photography or video recording >

Photos and filming are welcome in the Handmade Washi Experience Studio. However photos and filming are not allowed in galleries due to copyright restrictions. Please ask for staff advice if you are uncertain or for any exceptions.


Details of photography and video recording prohibited areas are as follows.
1. All areas and exhibitions with a prohibition sign
2. Videos, images which are projecting, screening and Artworks in the museum property