AWAGAMI MILL / WASHI MUSEUM

GENERAL INFORMATION

Established in 1989, the museum is dedicated to the preservation of Awagami's "Awa Washi" papermaking techniques for future generations. The museum strives to introduce, promote and expand the knowledge of Awa washi papermaking via workshops, demos, exhibitions and lectures. The museum also maintains an extensive library featuring thousands of volumes dedicated to the art and craft of papermaking and paper-related arts.

ADDRESS & HOURS

141 Kawahigashi, Yamakawa-cho, Yoshinogawa-shi, Tokushima.

Open
Tues. – Sun. 9AM - 5PMClosed on Mon.. If Mon. is a public holiday,
the museum is open and will close the following Tues.

ADMISSION FEE

General
¥300
Student (High School and over)
¥200
Student (Junior High and Elementary School)
¥150

20% off for a group with more than 20 people.

HANDS-ON AREA

While visiting, you can try papermaking for yourself: 

1.) 3 postcards: ¥800
2.) 2 30x42cm sheets: ¥1,000
3.) 3 hours unlimited papermaking: ¥3,500  *must arrive before 13:30

You can create your original sheet by placing pressed flowers and other decorative elements during the process. Generally the hands-on area is open 9AM ~ 12PM & 1PM ~ 4PM (unless occupied by a large visiting group). 

EXHIBITION

The museum houses a gallery space for works on paper. Throughout the year, the museum mounts several exhibitions showcasing artists who creatively incorporate washi paper in their works. Sculpture, prints, paintings, photography, crafts by Japanese and international artists are exhibited.

OTHER EVENTS

In addition to the regularly scheduled workshops and exhibitions, special mini-workshops are occasionally held. Please contact the museum to learn more.

FACILITIES

1st
FLOOR

Awagami Store

Here you will find a wide range of Awagami Fine Art, Digital, Decorative and Hobby papers for sale…The shop also stocks a full range of washi stationery, special limited edition products and Awagami-branded merchandise.

Papermaking Area

The papermaking area is where you can freely observe the process of making Awagami washi; from the preparation of the fibers to the making, drying and finishing of many different handmade papers.

Hands-on Papermaking Area

This area is for general public and student groups to experience making paper. Also, guests can try natural indigo dyeing with your own paper or a handkerchief sized cloth.

2nd
FLOOR

EXHIBITION ROOM 1 & 2

Exhibitions of artists’ original works as well as historic and contemporary items made from washi are shown here. Exhibitions change ever few months.

LIBRARY / MIXED USE ROOM

This room is used by for meetings, seminars, small workshops as well as for study of the many paper-related volumes contained in the library.

DESIGN ROOM

This is a semi-private workspace reserved for Awagami artists-in-residence. Only these visiting artists and related parties use this room.