Updated: Dec/02/2014


Japanese handmade ‘washi’ paper making & the studio tour ~ Sake Brewing from Rice Growing <5th>

This is the last annual event for 2014. As some people may already know, Japanese handmade ‘washi’ paper was added to UNESCO's Intangible Heritage list today (Nov.27)! Hosokawashi, also one of the registered products, is from Ogawamachi in Saitama Prefecture where we will visit on this trip.
This event offers unique experience in an even more unique place! Let's experience making Japanese handmade‘washi’ paper together. We will hear the history and process of making‘washi’ and other valuable information directly from the local craftsman. In addition, the ‘washi’ that we will make this time will become labels for sake bottles in our next event. I know you're looking forward to it already!

Japanese handmade ‘washi’ paper added to UNESCO intangible heritage list (The Japan Times)

-Schedule (Dec.7)-
07:50 Ikebukuro station (Tobu-Tojo line bound for Ogawamachi leaving at 8:00 we take)
09:40 Arrival at the washi making studio
10:00 Washi making and the studio tour
12:30 Breakup

~Sake Brewing from Rice Growing~
This project is seven-shot project in Ogawa town which is famous for Japanese paper (traditional craft), Sake (water) and organic farming methods. Approximately one hundred people who are from not only local but also several areas join this project. Let’s brew the best sake together and make great memories over the course one year. Of course you can also just enjoy one or a couple individual activities.
-Annual Schedule-
1st (Jun.15) Rice planting & Onsen
2nd (Jul.6) Weeding & famous organic farm tour & unique Japanese dish
3rd (Oct.5) Rice harvesting & Drying with traditional way
4th (Nov.2) Harvest Festival with flesh rice and local traditional dish
5th (Dec.7) Japanese handmade ‘washi’ paper making & the studio tour
6th (Feb.8) Sake brewery tour & sake bottle label making with Japanese paper & Onsen
7th (Mar.8) Sake coming-out party


手すき和紙の技術 無形文化遺産登録決まる(NHK)

07:50 池袋駅 (8:00発、東武東上線(急行) [小川町行き])
09:40 久保昌太郎和紙工房到着
10:00 紙漉き体験+工房見学
12:30 解散

第1回 6/15  田植え+温泉
第2回 7/6  草取り+農場見学+流しそうめん
第3回 10/5  稲刈り+天日干し
第4回 11/2  収穫祭(収穫したお米で作ったおむすびと郷土料理である呉汁と一緒に)
第5回 12/7  和紙の紙漉き+工房見学
第6回 2/8  酒造見学とお酒のラベル作成+温泉
第7回 3/8  日本酒完成+懇親会


Event Details

Date Dec/07/2014 - Dec/07/2014
Place Ogawa town, Saitama Pref.
Meeting place Ikebukuro station (around the elevator at the platform of Tobu-Tojo line)
Meeting time 7:50 AM
Price 3,500 yen
Note - Limit of 10 participants, on a first- come- first- served basis only through our website.
- We let you know on the bottom message board by the day before the event day if the event is postponed because of typhoon or some accident. (http://www.another-japan.com/events/detail/43)
- You can receive a 15% DISCOUNT from your third entry!!
- The price above includes the experience fee, material cost and the studio tour.

-Payment Instructions
  - Payment will guarantee your reservation for this event. Take note that we will not keep your reservation without payment.
  - Payments can be made by bank transfer online or visiting Japan Post Bank.
     Account Name: トクヒ)アナザージャパン (NPO Another Japan)
     Japan Post Bank / Branch: 10070 / Ordinary: 7869847
     (If you pay from Japanese bank, please use the branch code: 008.)
  - Group payment is no problem.

-Cancel Policy
- We can accept your cancelation and refund your money in full without bank transfer fees or Paypal handing fee if you cancel at least 10 days before the event day.
- There is 20% cancel charge if you cancel 6 - 9 days before the event day.
- There is 50% cancel charge, if you cancel 4 - 5 days before the event day.
- No refunds for same day cancelations and up to 3 days before the event.
- If you cannot attend but find a replacement for your spot you don’t need to cancel. (But please advise us of the name change)



      ゆうちょ銀行(9900) 店番:〇〇八(008) 普通:7869847




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