Kozo bark party in Kochi

Stripping of Kozo Bark…

The time of the year has come again where the people of Ino-machi gather for the annual stripping of kozo bark.
The past blog post can be found here.

Many thanks to Mr. Hiroyoshi Chinzei, who provided us with wonderful photos!

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Kozo appears!

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Steamed kozo

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Looks like they’re having fun!

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Great food at the end of a long day

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This important process is absolutely necessary to make high quality Japanese papers.

It’s also an excellent way for people of Ino-machi to come together, and celebrate the start of the new year!

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