Our atelier is located in the heart of a mountain blessed with bountiful water from the Tokigawa River. We moved to Tokigawa and set up a small papermaking studio in 1995. This town is home to Jikoji Temple, an ancient temple that was established 1300 years ago to protect the JIkoji-kyo Lotus Sutra, a national treasure. Jikoji Temple was at the center of the region's government, economy, and culture, and served to nurture local industries such as joinery, tea ceremony, and washi paper. We are ever grateful to have the opportunity to make paper in such a town, and we strive to get better every day. Handmade washi is primarily produced from natural ingredients such as the Kozo Mulberry tree, and a craftsman painstakingly produces each sheet one at a time. Produced from the harmony of humans and nature, handmade washi possesses great strength, kindness to people and the environment, and above all a beautiful, exquisite texture; all of which combines to give washi a variety of uses in all aspects of life.
- Handmade Japanese paper manufacturing and sales (Hosokawashi Washi Paper / Multiple varieties of craft paper / Western-style writing and drawing paper, etc.)
- Indoor use special-order washi paper production and interior finishing.
- Papermaking Experience / Internship programs and dispatched instruction schools, art galleries & museums
Momonoki 42-1, Tokigawa, Hiki-Gun, Saitama
TEL 0493-59-8441 / FAX 0493-59-8442
35 min from Higashi-Matsuyama IC /Tsurugashima IC of KanEtsu-Expressway.
[By public transportations]
JR Hachiko-Line station: Myokaku
then take town bus to the bus stop: Momonoki.
3 min walk from the bus stop. The Office is located next to the Tokigawa J.H. School.