Artisanal Washi Paper and Mochi Making in Kyoto

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6 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Take part in a washi paper-making workshop in Kyoto’s countryside. You’ll learn about the process from local artisans, make washi paper, then enjoy lunch prepared by the villagers.
Highlights
Make washi (Japanese paper)
Learn from a washi artisan
Make and eat mochi (Japanese food & sweets)
Learn about the history of Kurotani village
Get to know the locals
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Just an hour's train ride from Kyoto you’ll find a charming village called Kurotani, where people have been making washi (traditional Japanese paper) for 800 years. Kurotani washi is handmade from the long, thin fibers of the kozo (paper mulberry) plant, and is an art form that has been proudly practiced by the villagers for centuries. This workshop will take you to the countryside, where you’ll learn from the locals and experience their customs as you make washi postcards. After the washi workshop, you’ll have a chance to tour the facilities. Next up is a pit stop to make and enjoy something sweet… Mochi, Japanese food and also sweets made from pounded rice! After trying your hand at mochi-pounding, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor as you chat with locals This experience will connect you with a lesser-known side of life in the Japanese countryside. You’ll learn from the Kurotani villagers, experience one of their dear-held customs (washi making), and sample the regional cuisine.
Inclusions
Washi paper making workshop & 8 washi postcards to be sent to your designated address after drying
Mochi sweets (to eat during the experience/take home)
Transportation within Ayabe/the experience
An English-speaking guide
Exclusions
Transportation to Ayabe
Lunch (the guide can take you to a local restaurant, please pay for your lunch separately)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The northern entrance of JR Ayabe station
Remarks
Please inform us of any dietary restrictions/allergies beforehand
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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Earliest available date: June 1, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals