Taniguchi Aoya Washi, a traditional Japanese paper company located in Tottori Prefecture in western Japan, is the country’s only domestic producer of three-dimensional washi.

 

Beautiful, functional, historical

Paper-making has been a traditional industry of the Inshu region of eastern Tottori prefecture for centuries. There among the clear waters and lush valley of Aoya Town, Taniguchi Aoya Washi Co., Ltd. continues to produce the finest traditional Japanese paper, or washi.

 

Founded in 1924, Inshu Washi made paper for official documents, handwriting practice sheets and even umbrellas. But the company has evolved with the times. It has focused in recent years on producing everyday objects from natural and eco-friendly materials. Among their innovations are washi wallpaper and seamless spherical lampshades. These products are a pleasure to use, injecting a touch of elegance and a connection with the natural world into people’s daily lives.