2020 Shirakwa-go Light Up Event

August 16 , 2019
See the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go illuminated at night amidst a snowy landscape, creating a magical scene that looks like it came straight out of a fairytale.
This event only occurs six nights a year and due to its popularity there are rules and regulations in place to ensure the safety of visitors and the local villagers.

The Shirakawa-go website for the light-up event has been updated for the 2020 year so make sure and go through it carefully if you are interested in attending!
2020 Shirakwa-go Light Up Event

Mino Washi to be Used for 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Certificates

August 1 , 2019
Congratulations to Mino City, whose hand-crafted Mino Washi paper (“Mino Tesuki Washi” in Japanese) have officially been chosen to be used for the ceremonial certificates given to the top eight placers of each sport/event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

*****About Mino Washi*****
Papermaking has a history of over 1,300 years in the city of Mino and has encouraged the development of various crafting industries in the surrounding area (such as traditional Japanese lantern, umbrella, and fan-making).
The Mino Washi paper that’s made here is highly praised for having a nice look and feel, being extremely thin yet difficult to tear, and for how beautifully light shines through it.
Hon-Minoshi, the highest quality of Mino Washi paper, was even registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014.

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Mino Washi to be Used for 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Certificates