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Traditional Paper "Senkashi" -The 400-year-old custom-

TRAVEL 2015 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
The "Senkashi" washi paper is one of Japan's Intangible Cultural Treasures. Dating back to the Edo Period, its technique has been passed down for over 400 years. We take a look at Takashi Kikuchi, who is a washi maker specializing in this unique and historically rich sheet of paper. In this episode, we will focus on Kikuchi and his craft, while also revealing his hopes, fears, and feelings of devotion towards his much-loved and much-respected craft.

Part of the "Artisans of Japan Series"!