WASHI JAPANESE HANDMADE PAPER AND TANABATA STAR FESTIVAL

The JASGA cultural program in July will present Washi (和紙), Japanese traditional paper, mostly handmade by the traditional method.

Washi is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub (Edgeworthia chrysantha) or the paper mulberry. About the word composed of washi, ‘wa’ means Japanese and ‘shi’ means paper.

I will be talking about the history of the invention of paper then how paper made its way to Japan. The making of paper and show a video of that process and also discuss tools and equipment.

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Open to the public and free event.

July 6th, 2016 6:00 PM through 7:45 PM

Austin Children’s Museum (Thinkery)
1830 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723
512-656-4731