Washi Tour 2012: Echizen Gampi

On our last day in Fukui, Sugihara-san first took us to visit Umeda Washi, where our Echizen Color Gampi papers are from.

Naho Murata and Akemi Hara working hard…

The Gampi papermaker in this mill,  Naho Murata, uses the suketa in a way that I feel is very similar to Kochi Tengucho papermaking, shaking the frame vigorously and letting the water “dance”.

HPI Staff Joanna tries Gampi papermaking!

This mill’s characteristic is that they make Gampi and Mitsumata, however expensive and difficult the fibers are to handle. (Kozo papers are produced as well).

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