Traditional Print and Paper Visit in Japan?
January 15, 2012 2:53 PM Subscribe
I am a printmaker, but I have also been trained in bookbinding and papermaking, including some Japanese papermaking. We are going to Japan in late March/early April, and I would love to visit a printmaking/papermaking studio.
posted by emilyclaire to Travel & Transportation around Japan (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We will be in Japan for Cherry Blossom season and we are planning to visit Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka. We are willing to take a day trip out of one of these cities, but anything too far is a deal-breaker. I have mapped out a few shops that sell traditional paper and prints, but I would love to visit an actual studio to see people making paper and prints. (Also, I would love to see traditional Japanese woodcuts, but if there is a studio that specializes in other sorts of printmaking, I would be very interested.)
I am a woman in my 20s, traveling with my husband. We are trying to learn bits and pieces of Japanese to get us across the country, but we are FAR from conversational. Any suggestions for a studio that would welcome visitors, or suggestions for ways to approach studios to see if they would welcome visitors, or other destinations for the visually-inclined in Japan, would be amazing. Thank you, Hive-Mind!!