Japanese paper mache

Hanamaki City

Southern Iwate

Washi paper mache, a traditional Japanese method, is used to create colorful and cute dolls such as the 12 Zodiac series and the ``Shishiodori'', a local performing art from southern Iwate Prefecture. It has been handed down in the Hanamaki region since ancient times as a toy that brings good luck to a wealthy family, and it is also gaining popularity as a Hanamaki souvenir.

025-0000 Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture
Hanamaki Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Phone number 0198-23-3381
Odashima Folk Art Center TEL: 0198-23-4856
Mori no Tenkkoya TEL: 0198-29-4522 (Hanamaki Tourism Association)

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