November 21, 2017. A brief 45 minute train ride from Tokushima, the Awagami Paper Factory is a wonderful place to delve into the world Japanese washi. In case you missed my earlier posts, I have recently used Unryu Premio, an Awagami Inkjet Paper, for my recent show at the Gas Station Arts Centre in Winnipeg (on display until mid-January). It was an absolute pleasure to visit the place where my paper was made.
Yamakawa, Tokushima Prefecture
Hall of Awa Japanese Paper, Yamakawa
Paper being embedded with Sakura ( cherry blossoms)
Handmade Bizan paper.
Craig, our enthusiastic guide
Gail, making her own postcard-sized washi with greyhound imagery (of course)
Awagami’s digital printmaking studio. Work in progress by an artist-in-residence.
Bizan inkjet paper printed edge-to-edge.