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Washi. Craftsmanship of Traditional Japanese Handmade Paper

Language: English

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/region: Japan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Japan. Agency for Cultural Affairs
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Rights: Agency for Cultural Affairs

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0100100004
Source ref.: DOC:0100100004; CAND:01001
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Agency for Cultural Affairs