Mar 6th

A Virtual Journey of Japanese Craftsmanship

Knives and washi (paper) in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture

Geoff Day   - 3 min read
When : Saturday - Mar 6th 2021, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join Japan Travel virtually as we learn from master craftsmen who specialize in traditional knife making and paper (washi) art.

Our next online experience takes us to Echizen in Fukui Prefecture where we will visit two local factories and shops that have opened their doors and their secrets to us to explore for a day!

The event takes place live on Japan Travel YouTube, so click the link before 1:00 pm (JST) on Saturday, March 6th.

Facebook Event Page:
YouTube Live:

We are also going to be offering a few lucky members of our virtual audience a chance to win a few prizes including a high-end and knife from Ryusen Hamono and a set of washi paper art. Just watch the tour and complete our survey to be eligible (must be 18 years and older).

In addition to showing hands-on demonstrations of traditional knife production and washi creation, we will explain the history behind each art, with roots going back as far as 1500 years.

Tour Highlights
13:00 - Opening and Introductions
13:05 - Team A - Introduction and experience with Washi Paper Art
13:15 - Team B - Demonstration and experience with Japanese Knives
13:45 - Team A - Professional Washi demonstration
14:00 - Closing / Question and Answer

We will also talk about the city of Echizen and the beautiful valley where it is located in Fukui Prefecture. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Geoff Day

Geoff Day

Explorer and COO for the Japan Travel team. Always on the lookout for unique adventures. Originally from Texas, I am approaching fifteen years in Japan. Feel free to message me for opportunities.