SpotEchizen Washi

Echizen has long been known for Echizen Washi (Japanese paper manufactured in Fukui), which has a 1,500-year history. The Fukui domain issued the first paper money circulated in local administrations in 1666. It was made with Echizen Washi and it is said to be the oldest paper money still in existence in Japan. Echizen developed as a production area of high quality paper and its production volume of hand-made paper is still the largest in Japan. Although the paper is beautiful and has a soft texture, it is strong and it is said to last for even a 1,000 years. At Echizen Washi no Sato you can try your hand at making Japanese paper.

Echizen Washi

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Address

Echizen city, Fukui

住所

福井県越前市

TEL

0778-42-1363

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