Wonderful experience!! Loved the assortment of washi paper designs. The process was simple and relaxing, and I’m really happy with the finished product! Highly recommended.
I did this course in addition to the goshuin-making course. Both owners were very knowledgeable, with a long history in the washi-making business. They explained the paper making process thoroughly, and accommodated me in both English and Japanese (I am an intermediate-level Japanese speaker). The postcards turned out beautiful, and made great gifts. I've even framed a pair that looked perfect together. Would highly recommend for someone looking for a good paper-making experience in Kyoto.
A very fun activity that makes temple visits in Kyoto even more worthwhile. The shop owner was very accommodating, explaining things in both English and Japanese (my friend and I are both intermediate level Japanese speakers), and helped us with every step of the book-making process. She also explained some of the history of goshuin, and even recommended nearby temples to gather unique-looking goshuin from, as well as the correct manners to visiting shrines and temples in Kyoto.