JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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While the kozo branches are still hot, elderly ladies twist and strip off the brown bark  (kuro-kawa 黒皮). The bark is dried, then soaked in river water like here.
Keywords: kyoto ayabe Kurotani washi paper making

While the kozo branches are still hot, elderly ladies twist and strip off the brown bark (kuro-kawa 黒皮). The bark is dried, then soaked in river water like here.

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