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Western-style furniture is very common in Japan, but recently Japanese furniture has come into the spotlight.
We found this to be so interesting that we felt compelled to go to Karasuyama-machi, Nasu-gun in Tochigi prefecture, a place well-known for producing washi, a type of traditional Japanese paper. It was here that we decided to try our hand at making Karasuyama-washi, a very traditional craft. Up until then we had neither known nor cared about the skill and training needed to make washi, or that it was made from Nasu Kouzo.
Now, let us explain how washi is made.

Karasuyama-washi was first produced in 760 and became well-known for its high quality and durability.
Today Karasuyama-washi is much loved in Japan.