Narushima Washi

Hanamaki City

Southern Iwate

It is said that the production of washi paper began in Towa Town before the first year of Kanbun, and during the feudal period, it was used as official paper for the Nanbu domain. Until just after the end of the war, several houses in the Narushima area were producing washi paper, but with the spread of mass-produced Western paper, the demand for washi declined, and now it is only produced at the Washi Crafts Museum. Narushima washi paper is made by hand, one by one, using mulberry and mitsumata as raw materials, and is well known as Japan's northernmost washi paper.

Towacho, Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture 028-0100
Narushima Washi Crafts Museum
Phone number 0198-42-3948

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