Texture that could only created by hand, and beauty passed down by artisans
The history of Mino begins with a family register in the possession of Sosho Temple. The history of making paper is an unbroken thread spanning 1,300 years. Traditions of excellence and textures created by hand have lasted unchanged to the present day. Although the number of artisans has fallen, traditional activities will continue to protect the art of making paper as long as there is a demand for washi that “only Mino washi can satisfy.”
Painstaking and patient with an ancient art
The process of making washi involves many steps, such as processing raw materials and then pressing, drying, separating and cutting. Thanks to that process, the washi is beautiful, strong and soft. Run your hand over the paper, or press it against your cheek. Its quality will be readily apparent.