Washi: Japanese paper and its makers


Washi: Japanese paper and its makers

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 Wednesday 12 July 2023


  At the Weston Library

  Free, booking required

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About the event

Papermaking has a long tradition in Japan. As early as the seventh century Japanese papermakers worked, mostly in mountain villages with an abundance of water, using locally sourced fibres. This is still the environment where papermakers continue to operate, even though in much reduced numbers. This lecture by two experienced paper conservators describes a recent visit to some famed workshops that continue to produce hand-made paper following centuries-old traditions.

In this talk, we will share the highlights of our field trip, exploring an array of papers produced by living masters, while discussing the main techniques and materials used in their manufacture. 


Virginia M. Lladó-Buisán is the T. A. Barron Head of Conservation and Heritage Science at the Bodleian Libraries

Marinita Stiglitz is Head of Paper Conservation at the Bodleian Libraries

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Booking is required for this event. Once you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.


Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.


With thanks for the support of T.A. Barron.

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