After visiting Kaneda-san's pottery, we went to the washi (paper) workshop next door, to see traditional Japanese paper being made. The washi is made from kouzo tree fibre, which you can see in the photo above. The shouji screens are covered with the same hand made paper.
This is the process. The paper is made in two layers.
The shop had many things made from washi. We bought some to use for screens.
The view across the fields was beautiful, with many cherry trees still blooming in the mountains.
Hiroko with Lady.
Kazutoshi was suffering a lot with hayfever!
Soba restaurant for lunch.
Two vintage fabric quilts displayed in the restaurant.