Washi Papermaking

Visit a traditional washi paper workshop and craft your own sheets just as artisans did a millennium ago.

What will I learn in this class?
Recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, washi papermaking is as close to Japan’s past as you can get today. Step back in time at a traditional workshop two hours north of Tokyo and hand-process mulberry pulp into paper, bookmarks or postcards perfect for unique gifts or unforgettable souvenirs.

What is the goal of this class?
Students will have the chance to experience an ineffable art central to Japanese culture and arts while crafting personalized keepsakes.

Who will teach this class?
Katsutoshi Yuasa is a mokuhanga artist whose work has appeared in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the New York Public Library and the Cleveland Museum of Art. A graduate of Musashino Art University and the Royal College of Art and a lecturer at Tama Art University, Yuasa’s woodblock prints graced the Frederick Harris Gallery in an exhibition last year.


  • Apr 20
  • 8:30am–4:30pm
  • Meeting point: Azabu-juban Station
  • ¥4,000 (¥3,000 for Woodblock Printing students; transportation and lunch excluded)
  • Cancellation deadline: Apr 10