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Washi Letterpress Printing & Udatsu Historical District Gifu

by Voyagin
per traveler Price is $63
*Pricing based on group of 4 travelers
Duration: 3h+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Experience genuine Takumi no waza - expert craftsmanship

  • Create your own artworks using a traditional letterpress

  • Learn traditional letterpress printing method and washi

  • Enjoy the ambiance of a renovated Japanese-style home

  • Explore Udatsu Street, filled with traditional houses

Highlights

  • Experience genuine Takumi no waza - expert craftsmanship

  • Create your own artworks using a traditional letterpress

  • Learn traditional letterpress printing method and washi

  • Enjoy the ambiance of a renovated Japanese-style home

  • Explore Udatsu Street, filled with traditional houses

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Washi Letterpress Printing in English

Duration 3h

Letterpress printing experience, Washi, Live commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is $110.43, taxes included

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Washi Letterpress Printing & Udatsu Historical District Tour in English

Duration 4h

Letterpress printing experience, Udatsu Street tour, Washi, Live commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is $144.66, taxes included

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Washi Letterpress Printing & Udatsu Historical District Gifu

Activity Location

Nipponia Mino Shokamachi

1912-1, Motozumi-Cho

Mino 501-3728

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Nipponia Mino Shokamachi

    1912-1, Motozumi-Cho

    Mino 501-3728


Description

In this special guided activity, you’ll get the chance to create your own letterpress prints in Mino, Gifu!

Letterpress printing is one of the oldest printing methods in the world. It's done by applying ink onto a printing plate and pressing it against a piece of paper.

For this activity, you'll be using Mino washi, a traditional Japanese paper produced specifically in Mino. It is designated as a Traditional Craft by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry. You can choose from a coaster, memo pad, business card or postcard. Tap into your creativity and make your own designs!

The activity takes place in a hotel renovated from a famous traditional Japanese paper merchant's home located along Udatsu Historical District.

Before the letterpress printing experience, you can also explore the area filled with preserved traditional buildings, most of which are designated Important Cultural Properties.

During the Edo Period, wealthy merchants competed to build fireproof houses (also called Udatsu) along Udatsu Street, making the buildings here a symbol of wealth and status.

See more of Udatsu Historical District and visit art-centric attractions like the Mino Washi Lantern Art Gallery, the Former Imai Family Residence, a sake brewery, and other Mino Washi craft shops.

Your guide is familiar with Mino City and is ready to suggest which places are worth visiting. You're also more than welcome to choose according to your preference.

This activity is a great way to experience a traditional art form and enjoy Udatsu Historical District's old-style charm.

Option 1: Washi Letterpress Printing
1:00 pm - Meet at Nipponia Mino Shokamachi
1:05 pm - Select washi (for business card, coaster, memo pad or postcard)
1:35 pm - Introduction to letterpress printing and start the activity
1:55 pm - Create your own artwork
4:00 pm - Dismiss at Nipponia Mino Shokamachi

Option 2: Washi Letterpress Printing & Udatsu Historical District Tour
12:00 pm - Meet at Nipponia Mino Shokamachi
12:05 pm - Udatsu Street Tour
1:05 pm - Select washi (for business card, coaster, memo pad or postcard)
1:35 pm - Introduction to letterpress printing and start the activity
1:55 pm - Create your own artwork
4:00 pm - Dismiss at Nipponia Mino Shokamachi


Inclusions

  • Letterpress printing experience

  • Washi

  • Udatsu Street tour (depending on the option booked)


Exclusions

  • Additional washi

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Washi (1,000 JPY) is included in price

  • Extra washi is available. Please pay the additional fee at the venue.