JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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To make the paper fibers for washi, there are many laborious steps. After the kozo branches are cut in even lengths, they are stuffed in a barrel (koshiki) like this and placed over a boiling and steaming iron pot for three to four hours 
to soften the brown bark.
Keywords: kyoto ayabe Kurotani washi paper making

To make the paper fibers for washi, there are many laborious steps. After the kozo branches are cut in even lengths, they are stuffed in a barrel (koshiki) like this and placed over a boiling and steaming iron pot for three to four hours

to soften the brown bark.

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