Papermaking (Echizen Paper) Echizen
Echizen paper is known as the highest quality Japanese paper, manufactured in Reihoku province of Fukui Prefecture. Echizen paper has adopted new methods such as adding fibers into the paper, dropping color paint, inserting a hidden pattern you can see only under light, and so on. It is remarkable to see so many color and pattern variations in Echizen paper. It also plays an important role in promoting Japan’s national treasures and important cultural assets. In recent years, young designers have attempted to make clothes using Japanese paper.