Awagami 36th Annual Summer Papermaking Workshop (FULL)

Yoshinogawa-shi, Japan. August 17-21, 2018.  The workshop will cover basic traditional method of washi papermaking; preparing kozo bark for cooking, cleaning, beating the fiber, papermaking and drying. Suitable for anyone with a love and true interest in traditional Japanese papermaking, this workshop will also include traditional Japanese bookbinding and natural indigo dyeing (an Awagami specialty).  Please join us for this annual occasion and experience the joy of washi papermaking! Space is limited to 18 people and usually fills up by March, so if interested, please register early. We look forward to seeing you in Japan.

Workshop Dates:
August 17-21, 2018
Application Deadline:
June 30, 2018
Participation Fee

¥70,720 ¥68,000 participation fee + ¥2,720 administration fee – This includes Japanese-style 'Bento' lunch boxes each day.

Cancellation policy

In the event of a cancellation, the following cancellation fee plus an administration fee of ¥800 will be applied to the refund.

Cancellation after August 1 or no-show
100 % participation fee
Cancellation from July 1 - 31
50 % participation fee
Cancellation prior to June 30
20 % participation fee

In the event of a cancellation, the following cancellation fee plus an administration fee of ¥800 will be applied to the refund.

Fee does not include accommodation. See below:

Along with the enrollment, we will book a room for you at the ABURAYA Inn – the most convenient hotel for our guests. PLEASE pay directly to the hotel upon your arrival with Major credit cards or Cash.
(Please let us know if you prefer to arrange other accommodations by yourself.).

100-6 Ichinoshimo, Anabuki, Anabuki-cho, Mima-shi Tokushima 777-005
Tel: +81 883 53 7733 Fax: +81 883 53 6661
Fee (per person): 8,640 yen per night – Includes Japanese style Breakfast & Dinner. (Vegetarian available on request. Please let us know in advance.)

Aburaya Inn is approx.10 minutes by taxi (¥900) from ‘Anabuki’ Station on the JR train line. (Taxi service at ‘Anabuki’ Station: Udatsu Taxi Tel: 0120-529-977)

Train from ‘Awa Yamakawa’ Station (station nearest Awagami) to Anabuki Station: approx. 8 minutes and ¥210.

*Bring enough cash that you would need during the stay in Yamakawa-cho as currency exchange is not available in the town.

Visit one of the most famous summer festivals in Japan! The 'AWA ODORI' dance festival takes place in downtown Tokushima from Aug. 12 to 15. Take advantage of visiting Tokushima this time of year by also seeing this amazing festival too! Hotels book very early so make you plans soon About 'AWA ODORI'

Awagami Annual Mitsumata Papermaking Workshop

Mitsumata (from the Daphne plant family) is a strong fiber that makes impressively resilient paper that has been prized by artisans worldwide. This special workshop covers the entire scope of Mitsumata papermaking: from harvesting the plant and cleaning the bark to steaming and papermaking. Enrollment is limited to 18 people.

Workshop Dates:
January 2019
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2018
Participation Fee

¥2,000 (include lunch for 2 days)Please note that a *¥4,000 wire transfer fee (from overseas) is not included.


PayPal or Major credit card: Reservations will be complete upon receipt of both application form + participation fee.


Awagami has the ability to tailor make workshops for students, clubs and organizations interested in washi papermaking and indigo dyeing. We have hosted students from University of Kansas, RISD, University of Wisconsin, etc… How about your group? For more detailed information, please contact us by e-mail.


CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show

CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show, Yokohama Japan – March 1-4, 2018. This annual show has becomes Japans’ largest photography-related fair with everything you can imaging for professional and amateur photographers.  CP+ show link here:

P & E

P & E, Beijing China - May 3-6, 2018. Awagami’s full range of “AIJP” inkjet papers will be featured in the booth of our Chinese distributor ‘HARTWII’. Live printing demos and samples available.  ( P&E show link here:

Photo Expo +

Photo Expo +, New York USA – October 25-27, 2018. For the first time, Awagami will have a booth at the USA’s premier photo and imaging show. Our staff will be on hand with Awagami’s full range of AIJP inkjet washi papers, unique custom made papers + beautiful Japanese photo mounting examples and free samples. Photo Expo + link here:


Our mill sponsors a number of international juried art show competitions. Enter one below for a chance to win an ‘Awagami Paper Award’:

ANCZELOWITZ x AWAGAMI (art/design/craft)


For information and application for Awagami's annual Autumn "A.I.R" artist residency, please visit: