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The art of paper: Mino washi



28. November. 2018

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Mino in Gifu Prefecture is renowned for its production of washi, a traditional handicraft, paper made from pulp of the kozo bush. The area has produced washi since the 8th century, but Mino became a center of production under the influence of local feudal lords, and, later, became nationally famous following the expansion of trade networks in the Edo. The tradition is kept alive in the city today by museums and paper shops and the local artisans and craftspeople that still work with the local washi.

The art of paper: Mino washi

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