Largest washi paper in the world

Traditional techniques break a modern world record

By Jerome Lee    - 1 min read

The washi paper makers of a local washi company in Echizen city created what might be possibly be the largest washi paper in the world, and I was lucky enough to photograph the entire scene. Many local journalists and their cameramen were there to film the event, heaps of cameras, video recorders, notes and pens present to document the entire process. Having already seen the effort it takes to create just one small piece of washi paper, it's almost unthinkable that a washi paper of nearly 7 meters in length is attempted to be made. Numerous washi paper workers were doing the ol' heave ho, rocking the mulberry bark mixture to and fro as they ensured that the mixture is layered accurately on the gargantuan screen. Soon after finishing, journalists flocked to interview the crew. Please enjoy these pictures for this almost once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Jerome Lee

Jerome Lee @jerome.lee

Singaporean who lived in Melbourne, Australia for 3 years, and undertook a journalism degree. A lover of soul, funk music (Motown especially), and many other forms of music. Love meeting new people, and creative things (art, fashion, photography, design, films...). Currently working at JapanTravel in Tokyo as Operations Manager for the Travel Agency department, and chasing spelling mistakes/grammatical errors in Tokyo