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Washi papermaking workshop, Awagami Paper Factory, Tokushima, Japan

The washi workshop participants peeling the bark of the harvested Kozu plant, cleaning fine debris, beating, cooking, pressing and finally forming sheets of washi/paper.

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So great to make paper by hand and with a sustainable plant – the Kozu grows so freely and quickly and you only harvest some branches in the spring so the plant can be harvested each year.

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