update: April 23, 2021
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.
During the period below, Handmade Washi experience studio will remain closed due to the declaration of a state of emergency concerning Coronavirus.
【Studio closed period】25th April－11th May, 2021
We must extend studio closed period, if the period of declaration will be prolonged.
How to Make a Reservation
Reservations can be made through the following channels.
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)(2).
(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: 4000yen 1 hour lesson for one group (up to 5 people)
You can arrange freely what to make, size and numbers of papers.
We are looking forward to seeing you at Ozu Washi Studio.
Ozu Washi Experience Studio Staff
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.
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).
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.
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.