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Buckets of Kozo thrown on a large screen in an attempt to see what the artists may produce


Water draining off the solution.


Note the size of the bamboo screen. Head of Artist programme Shin Murase to your right


The paper in the process of drying using an absorbent material


Rolling off the paper from the sugeka onto the dryer.

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Richard Bolai [Feinin]

I am a trained Bookbinder which in 2002, I went on a three month residency relating to Washi paper making. According to the Japan Foundation, the Mino Paper Village is considered one of the most sort after residencies offered in japan. This website is aimed to give an incite of it but also as an appreciation of the beauty of washi. The Mino Paper Project's focus is to export the craft of washi paper internationally, but also it learns from artists many other ways the paper may be used

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