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Washi. Craftsmanship of Traditional Japanese Handmade Paper. ©UNESCO 2013
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Washi. Craftsmanship of Traditional Japanese Handmade Paper

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The traditional craft of hand-making paper, or Washi, is practised in three communities in Japan. The paper is made from fibres of the paper mulberry and used for letter writing and books, but also to make paper screens, room dividers and sliding doors. Families and their employees work under masters who have inherited the techniques from their parents. The communities play roles in keeping this craftsmanship viable, ranging from the cultivation of mulberry, training in the techniques and the creation of new Washi products.


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Place/Country: Japan
Series: 2014 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Credits: Japan. Agency for Cultural Affairs, producer.
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