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Introduction to the membership of the Awagami Supporting Members and Members´┐Ż Circle

Our approach

The Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper is an organization and a facility that connect people in the community through washi. We are making the utmost effort for the people to feel and take in washi as a Japanese traditional industrial product for their everyday lives and enrich their understanding towards washi.
Also, by accepting the artists and designers from Japan and abroad, we are undertaking to pass on the significance and beauty of washi to the world.

For the continuous development

The fund to maintain and run the hall is covered by the entrance fees, the sales from museum shop, membership fees of Awagami Supporting Members and Members' Circle. However, under the current severe economic situation, we are facing financial difficulties to execute operations at the hall. Therefore, we hope everyone to have a profound understanding to our cultural undertakings, we kindly would like to ask to join our sponsorship of Supporting Members or Members' Circle and become an art sponsor of our organization.

Your support makes difference

The sponsorship fees (membership fees of Awagami Supporting Members and Members' Circle) will be used to undertakings such as the inheritance of washi traditional techniques and methods; investigation; cultivation of successors; collection and preservation of raw materials and tools; as well as development of new field products, demanded expansion, etc.
()Your support and understanding will make all the difference.

Summary of undertakings

  1. Data collecting, preservation, reading of traditional industrial products; and Survey and investigation of raw materials for paper making, tools, products, etc Presentation and introduction of history books, relevant books, and member activity records Implementation of manufacture and process.
  2. Promoting & popularizing traditional industry
    Holding lecture, seminar, plant tour, seminar on techniques with reference to washi Convening design and art works exhibition and various activities.
  3. Notice of activities held by the Hall
    Noticing by e-mail, periodicals, or postcard.
  4. An activity by cooperation, communication and mutual support with individual or group Research and development of products, holding, attending and assistance of activities.

About Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper

Supporting Members

Privileges of Supporting Members

  1. The Hall will issue a membership card to you.
  2. Free of entrance fees (include the entrance fee of the companion).
  3. You will enjoy a discount on the commodities sold in the museum shop.
    You will enjoy a 15% discount on commodities sold in shops of Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper.
  4. You could take the priority in using the facilities of the Hall, a portion of use fee is exempted.
  5. You could participate in various activities held in our Hall.
  6. You could support investigation or study on washi.
  7. You will receive a gift on washi product at the end of year (the current year is washi calendar).

About annual fee

  • Annual fee is 30,000 yen.
  • About Invoice
    If you want invoice, please specify in remark column “Invoice please”.
    The invoice is titled by “Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper”.

You could make your application online

Please fulfill the whole procedures from starting application to the payment by the following buttons.
After finishing the application, Awagami Factory will send by e-mail the “notice of accomplishment of membership application”.
You could enjoy the membership privileges from the date of application to March 31 of the second year.

You also could make your application by e-mail

Please enter the mailbox info@awagam.or.jp and make your application.


Members´┐Ż Circle

Privileges of Members’ Circle

  • The Hall will issue a membership card to you.
    Membership card is send to you by post.
  • You will enjoy a 10% discount on commodities sold in shops of Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper.
  • You will receive a birthday gift at your birthday.
    During the period of your birth month, you could purchase in cash in the association shop at a discount of 15%.
    The above privilege is valid from the first day of your birth month, until the last day of your birth month.
    (For example: Your birthday is on July 12, then your birthday privilege is from July 1 to July 31.)
    When purchasing in the shops of Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper, please show the “birthday discount coupon”.
  • Free of entrance fees
    When updating the registration and membership, one complimentary ticket is given as gift. You can invite your friend to visit.
  • Notice on activities held by Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper
    You will be noticed by e-mail, periodicals or postcard.
  • You could take priority in using the facilities of the Hall, a portion of use fee is exempted. You could take privilege in using the handmade washi facilities in the Hall, a portion of use fee is exempted.

About Annual Fee

  • Annual fee is 3000 yen (Valid from the date of entrance until March 31, 2013).
    When updating membership annually, you shall pay annual fee of 3000 yen.
    If you apply for joining Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper at the middle of the year, the entrance fee discount is subject to change.
    Please refer to the following table (April 1 to March 31 is viewed as on year).
  • About Invoice
    If you want invoice, please specify in remark column “Invoice please”.
    The invoice is titled by “Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper”.

You could make your application online

You could fulfill the whole procedures from starting application to the payment by the following buttons.
Please use paypal when payment.
After finishing the application, Awagami Factory will send by e-mail the “notice of accomplishment of membership application”.
You could enjoy the membership privileges from the date of application to March 31 of the second year.

You could make your application by e-mail

Please enter the mailbox info@awagam.or.jp, and make the application.
Consulting information
Name: Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper
Address: 141 Yamakawacho Kawahigashi, Yoshinogawa-shi, Tokushima-ken, Japan
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