Osada Seishijyo

■Factory Tour

We will observe the process. Kiln place/boiling of raw materials → Naginata beater / beating of raw materials → Neri-jo / extracting the mucus from the mucus of the mallow → river / dust off → straining place / making of fusuma paper and large-sized washi paper → tensioning place / papier-mâché → making of rubbing paper accessories → shop / lamps and washi accessories.


Date and time: September 19, 2020 (2:00-4:30 p.m./4:00-4:30 p.m.)
Price: 500 yen (tax included)
Capacity: 30 people (minimum 4 people)
Experience time: 30 minutes
Application deadline:  by 5:00 p.m. of the day before the event
Cancellation deadline: by 5:00 p.m. of the day before the event
(Please contact studiotour@goforkogei.com to cancel)



*Although the factory is closed on holidays, we will explain the process at various locations in the factory.
*There is no air-conditioning in the factory. It is hot in summer, so please bring your own towel or something and it is cold in winter, so please come dressed warmly.

*Because the factory is wet, there are some slippery spots. Please refrain from wearing high heeled shoes, sandals, or thick-soled shoes.
*Please refrain from smoking in the factory premises.
*Although you can take pictures, please refrain from using them for commercial purposes.
*Please note that you may be shown around with other groups.
*Children under 6 years old and children under 12 years old without a guardian are not allowed to visit the factory.
*We will not be responsible for any accidents or injuries caused by customers’ reasons in the factory.

■Osada Seishijyo

We are a handmade Washi factory in Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture, manufacturing fusuma paper and interior decorative Washi. It was originally a subcontractor factory for Hosho paper (high quality Japanese paper used for old documents), but it became a factory specializing in fusuma paper, then, The technique of “Hiryu (flying Dragon)”, a hand-made pattern established by the predecessors at the beginning of the Showa era, has been passed down to the present day. The factory makes the most of the characteristics of each of the materials used to make washi – kozo, mitsumata, ganpi, and hemp – to preserve the traditions of this craft, while at the same time pursuing a “lifestyle of washi that continues to evolve with the times”.


Tel: 0778-42-0051
Business hours: 8:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 17:00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
915-0234 29-39 Otaki-cho, Echizen-shi, Fukui-ken
【Train】 JR Takefu Station or 15 minutes by car from Sabae Station.
Parking: 2 regular cars and a large bus are not allowed (but can be parked at a different location).