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  You can place it in your toilet, locker, closet, shoes, bag, or anywhere else you would like to deodorize.

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Echizen washi has a long history of usage in Japanese History.
  It is known that important historical documents or literature pieces such as “Kojiki”, “Nihon Shoki”, “Genji Monogatari” ,“Makurasoushi” and many buddhist classics were written on Echizen Washi.
  Washi plays an important role in.

However, due to the changes in lifestyles, washi is now disappearing from the daily lives of Japanese people.
  Unfortunately, Echizen washi is also not an exception.

To reverse the declining trend of washi’s usage in daily lives, we’ve decided to launch our new washi product, deodorizing washi.

It is a combination of the newest technology and Japan’s traditional craftsmanship.
  By merging Echizen washi and natural fibers using hydrogel, we’ve successfully maximized the duration time of the odorizing effect, and made the product 100% capable of being recycled.

Our experimental data has proven that the product has great effects in removing the smells of garbage, used clothes and tobacco smokes.

Furthermore, the great part of this deodorized Japanese paper is that it does not decrease the deodorizing ability even if time passes.   

Our product has different sizes and shapes available for you to choose based on your purpose of using it.
  You conveniently keep it with you at any place, in anytime.

It is also a very delicate decoration in the Kitchen.
  With its simplistic yet beautiful design, you can place it in any environment.

Our washi products are purely made of natural materials.
  You do not have to worry about the existence of any chemicals in our product that would potentially harm your child.

Why don’t you try out some Japanese traditions to make your daily lives colorful?

Among the several origins of washi in Japan, Echizen-Shi is known for having more than 1500 years of production history.
  The city is widely known for having one of the highest quality in its washi productions.

The crystal clear river water in Echizen-Shi plays a very important role in the birth of washi.
  It is also the primary reason to the high quality of Echizen washi.

The only shrine that enshrines the god of washi is also located in Echizen-Shi.

The scenery of the old streets in Echizen-Shi is also a symbol of its traditions that are inherited from its long cultural history.

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About Paper-manufacturing company

Deodorizing washi is successfully developed by Ishikawa Paper-manufacturing company.
  The company has over 150 years of experience in papermaking.

In 1961, Ishikawa Paper-manufacturing company successfully implemented its paper making techniques into machinery.
  With industrialized manufacturing procedures, the company launched many washi products in different areas, such as publications, printing and wrapping.

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Rewards

  • Crane Origami in Deodorizing Washi (5 sheets)

Origami is undoubtedly the most world renowned Japanese paper art.
  This time, we present to you our crane origami made of Echizen washi. Crane symbolizes longevity in the Japanese culture.
  With discreetly designed folding lines which are engraved with laser-cutting technology, even beginners can step-by-step learn how to make beautiful origami decorations.

  There are two patterns of colors.

White
White
Beige
Beige

Furthermore, the feathers of the cranes have different patterns which have different meanings in the Japanese traditional culture.

[Pattern] Shichihou - seven treasures

The Shichihou pattern symbolizes the prosperity of your descendants, and the well-being of your human relations.

[Pattern] Kikkou - Turtle shell

The Kikkou pattern symbolizes longevity and good luck.

[Pattern] Matsu-no-ha - Pine needles

Matsu-no-ha
Matsu-no-ha

The Matsu-no-ha pattern symbolizes inseparable relationships.

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  • Washi Set in Mesh bag (short size - For Sneakers or long size - For boots)
short size - for sneakers
short size - for sneakers

Our mesh bags made of Echizen design can effectively deodorize your suits or shoes.
  Please place your item in the mesh bag in order to get rid of the bad smells.
  There are 6 color variations, Blue,  Black,  Yellow,  Green,  Grey,  Red. 

for sneakers
for sneakers
long size - for boots
long size - for boots


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  • Simple and Easy to Use Washi
Deodorizing Washi - Pattern: MUJI
Deodorizing Washi - Pattern: MUJI

The A4 or A3 size washi can be customized into many things as you wish.
 You can  paste it in different places just to deodorize the environment, or fold it and make origami out of it.

Putting under the sand of the cat's toilet, putting it in the refrigerator, putting it in the shoe box... There are various ways to use it!

for cat's toilet
for cat's toilet
for refrigerator
for refrigerator
for shoes box
for shoes box

There are two patterns of colors, White and Beige.
 We prepared two kinds of designs that feels Japanese style.

[Pattern] MUJI  - for Pets

[Pattern] Mt.Fuji - for refrigerator, shoes box and so on

Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan, a symbol of the nation.
  It was selected to be one of the world heritages in 2013.

[Pattern] Sakura - for refrigerator, shoes box and so on

Sakura is a kind of flower that represents Japanese culture.
  It is a tradition in Japan to have picnics which is also known as "Hanami" under Sakura blossoms. 

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  • [New product!!] "Echizen KIRARA" Washi Post Card Set (5 card & 5 envelope)
Washi Post Card, all handmade
Washi Post Card, all handmade

Soft touch Washi crad, there are all handmade.
  Because it prints with ink made from natural mineral "mica", it emits soft light.
  Please use this card to send a heartfelt word to your family or friends.

※ This Postcard is not deodrizing Washi. It is normal handmade Washi.

5 pattern design
5 pattern design
envelopes
envelopes

The following five types of patterns are set.

[Pattern] Crane

[Pattern] Sakura

[Pattern] Ichimatsu - Checkered

[Pattern] Wave

[Pattern] Arabesque

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  • [New Product!!] Windmill made of deodorizing Washi

It is a windmill made by combining Deodorizing Washi and colorful Washi.

If you put it in a vase etc. and place it on the desk, it will be a gorgeous atmosphere.

Watch the windmill that winds around with a comfortable wind, do not you feel relaxed?

Of course, the deodorizing effect is perfect

We prepare a lot of colors.

Simple: red, blue, yellow, green, orange
Simple: red, blue, yellow, green, orange
Checkers: pink, indigo, silver, gold
Checkers: pink, indigo, silver, gold
black & plum
black & plum
colorful patchwork
colorful patchwork
pink & sakura
pink & sakura
blue & bellflower
blue & bellflower
yellow & violet
yellow & violet

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  • Roll Type Washi

We have washi roll which can be used in many different ways.
  For those who would like to have a huge amount of washi, we recommend you to buy the roll type.
  You can also use it as your wallpaper which would contribute to a simplistic design of your house.
  There is paste on the back so you can use it as soon as you cut it.

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  • Workshop Tour

We also provide a tour which allows you to visit Ishikawa Paper-manufacturing company and actually witness the process of washi production.
  We hope that you can learn more about the manufacture process which comprises of traditional craftsmanship and industrial technology.
  Also, you can make your own washi in the “Papyrus Stadium” nearby.
  We are the only place in the world which provides such an unique experience.

There are also many places with rich cultural heritages in Echizen. Please visit them!

Caution:
      1. Please refrain from using the washi products if you are allergic to alizarin.
      2. Please make sure washi products don’t go into the mouths of babies and animals.

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We also have other projects

Echizen Lacquer
Echizen Lacquer
Echizen Knife
Echizen Knife
Echizen Pottery
Echizen Pottery
Echizen Furniture
Echizen Furniture

We would like more people to know the charm of Japanese traditional crafts.
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    A Video Thank You Message

    A video “thank you message” featuring the Echizen washi craftsman will be delivered to you.

    He will share with you his personal experience of being a craftsman, his understanding of washi, and the secret process of developing the deodorizing washi. You will also be able to have a glance at the washi workshop which is not opened to the public.

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    Crane Origami in Deodorizing Washi

    Origami is a traditional Japanese culture in which papers are folded into different shapes. This time we present to you the beautiful crane-type origami.
    Crane symbolizes luck and recovery from illness in the Japanese culture.
    5 sheets(One of them is Guide for folding)
    (size: 13.5cm × 13.5cm)

    Please choose one color and one pattern from below
    ーーーーーーーー
    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Biege

    【Type】
    ・Shichihou
    ・Kikkou
    ・Matsunoha

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    Washi Set + Mesh bag (Sneaker & Leather)

    Deodorizing washi set which could be placed into mesh bags. By cutting washi into thin pieces, the overall area would increase, maximizing the deodorizing function of the product. We would like to contribute to your comfortable lifestyle by removing all the bad smells.

    This set contains 2 of the products and is explicitly for Sneaker & Leather.
    (Size: 12cm × 20cm)

    Please choose one color for the mesh bags:
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    ・Blue
    ・Black
    ・Yellow
    ・Green
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    Simple Deodorizing Washi - A4 x 10

    Deodorizing washi
    A4 size x 10

    Plain A4 washi which could be used in many different circumstances. You can cut or paste it according to your needs. It also feels extraordinarily good to touch the smooth washi.

    Please choose one color and one pattern from below
    ーーーーーーーー
    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    【Pattern】
    ・ Plain
    ・ Mt. Fuji
    ・ Sakura

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    "Echizen KIRARA" Washi Post Card Set

    New Product!!

    Soft touch Washi crad, there are all handmade.
    Because it prints with ink made from natural mineral "mica", it emits soft light.
    Please use this card to send a heartfelt word to your family or friends.
    ※ This Postcard is not deodrizing Washi. It is normal handmade Washi.

    Contents:
    Set of card and envelope × 5

    Size:
    card 100mm × 148mm
    envelope 114mm × 162mm

    Pattern:
    Crane
    SAKURA
    Checkered
    Wave
    Arabesque

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    Deodorizing Washi in Mesh bags For Boots

    Deodorizing washi set which could be placed into mesh bags. By cutting washi into thin pieces, the overall area would increase, maximizing the deodorizing function of the product. We would like to contribute to your comfortable lifestyle by removing all the bad smells.

    This set contains 2 of the products and is explicitly for boots.
    (Size:12㎝×57cm)
    Please choose one color for the mesh bags:
    ーーーーーーーー
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    ・Black
    ・Yellow
    ・Green
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    Windmill made of deodorizing Washi 5pics

    It is a windmill made by combining Deodorizing Washi and colorful Washi.
    If you put it in a vase etc. and place it on the desk, it will be a gorgeous atmosphere.
    Watch the windmill that winds around with a comfortable wind, do not you feel relaxed?

    contents:
    ・deodorizing washi × 1sheet (size: 15cm × 15cm)
    ・washi × 1sheet (size: 15cm × 15cm)
    ・Production kit (wire, straw, bamboo stick)

    washi color:
    Please choose one color you like from the below:
    Simple: red, blue, yellow, green, orange
    Checkered: gold, silver, indigo, pink
    Japanese Pattern: black & plum, colorful patchwork, pink & sakura, blue & bellflower , yellow & violet

    ※ We will send you a production kit, so please make it yourself. We will explain how to make it with movie, so please be relieved.
    ※ Please prepare the adhesive.
    ※ Color of deodrizing washi is white or beige.

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    Simple and Easy to Use Washi (A3 x 10)

    Deodorizing washi
    A3 size x 10

    Plain A3 washi which could be used in many different circumstances. You can cut or paste it according to your needs. It also feels extraordinarily good to touch the smooth washi.

    Please choose one color and one pattern from below
    ーーーーーーーー
    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    【Pattern】
    ・ Mt. Fuji
    ・ Sakura

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    Deodorizing Washi for pet -half a year

    Plain A3 deodorizing washi which could be used for pets.
    For example, please spread under the sand of a cat's toilet.
    Since the deodorant effect lasts long, you do not need to replace until it gets dirty.
    If you are concerned about dirt, please exchange it for 2 to 3 weeks as a guide.

    contents: 12 sheets (about half a year)
    size: A3 (297×420mm)
    color: MUJI only

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    Simple and Easy to Use Washi (A4 x 30)

    Deodorizing washi
    A4 size x 30

    Plain A4 washi which could be used in many different circumstances. You can cut or paste it according to your needs. It also feels extraordinarily good to touch the smooth washi.

    Please choose one color and one pattern from below
    ーーーーーーーー
    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    【Pattern】
    ・ Mt. Fuji
    ・ Sakura

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    Deodorizing Washi for pets - a year

    Plain A3 deodorizing washi which could be used for pets.
    For example, please spread under the sand of a cat's toilet.
    Since the deodorant period lasts long, you do not need to replace until it gets dirty.
    If you are concerned about dirt, please exchange it for 2 to 3 weeks as a guide.

    contents: 24 sheets (about half a year)
    size: A3 (297×420mm)
    color: MUJI only

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    Simple and Easy to Use Washi (A4 x 50)

    Deodorizing washi
    A4 size x 50

    Plain A4 washi which could be used in many different circumstances. You can cut or paste it according to your needs. It also feels extraordinarily good to touch the smooth washi.

    Please choose one color and one pattern from below
    ーーーーーーーー
    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    【Pattern】
    ・ Mt. Fuji
    ・ Sakura

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    Simple and Easy to Use Washi (A3 x 30)

    Deodorizing washi
    A3 size x 30

    Plain A3 washi which could be used in many different circumstances. You can cut or paste it according to your needs. It also feels extraordinarily good to touch the smooth washi.

    Please choose one color and one pattern from below
    ーーーーーーーー
    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    【Pattern】
    ・ Mt. Fuji
    ・ Sakura

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    Simple and Easy to Use Washi (A3 x 50)

    Deodorizing washi
    A3 size x 50

    Plain A3 washi which could be used in many different circumstances. You can cut or paste it according to your needs. It also feels extraordinarily good to touch the smooth washi.

    Please choose one color and one pattern from below
    ーーーーーーーー
    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    【Pattern】
    ・ Mt. Fuji
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    Deodorizing Washi for pets -3 years

    Plain A3 deodorizing washi which could be used for pets.
    For example, please spread under the sand of a cat's toilet.
    Since the deodorant period lasts long, you do not need to replace until it gets dirty.
    If you are concerned about dirt, please exchange it for 2 to 3 weeks as a guide.

    contents: 72 sheets (about 3 years)
    size: A3 (297×420mm)
    color: MUJI only

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    Roll Type Washi (10m)

    Deodorizing Washi
    Roll Type(width 1m × length 10m)

    For those who would like to have a lot of washi, the roll type is highly recommended.
    You can freely use it for any purpose, such as making it your wallpaper. Of course, the deodorizing function is absolutely effective.
    There is paste on the back so you can use it as soon as you cut it.

    Please choose a color from below
    ーーーーーーーー
    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    ーーーーーーーー

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    Roll Type Washi (30m)

    Deodorizing Washi
    Roll Type(width 1m × length 30m)

    For those who would like to have a lot of washi, the roll type is highly recommended.
    You can freely use it for any purpose, such as making it your wallpaper. Of course, the deodorizing function is absolutely effective.
    There is paste on the back so you can use it as soon as you cut it.

    Please choose a color from below
    ーーーーーーーー
    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    ーーーーーーーー

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    Workshop Tour+Washi Set

    Workshop Tour
    Deodorizing Washi all-in-one set.

    We will invite you to the washi workshop which is not opened to the public. You can witness the combination of traditional craftsmanship and new technology which is used in the washi production.

    ※ We do not cover the transportation fee and the accommodation fee for your trip.

    We will also send you the all-in-one set in which you can freely choose the color and pattern as you wish.

    ーーーーーーーー
    【What is included?】
    1、Crane-Type Origami x 5
    (Size:13.5cm × 13.5cm)

    Please choose one color and one pattern from below:

    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    【Pattern】
    ・SHICHIHOU
    ・KIKKOU
    ・MATSUNOHA

    2、Washi Set in Mesh Bag
    One set for leather and sneakers(2 included)
    (Size:12cm × 20cm)
    One set for boots(2included)
    (Size:10cm × 40㎝)

    Please choose one color for each from below:

    【Color】
    ・Blue
    ・Black
    ・Yellow
    ・Green
    ・Grey
    ・Red

    3、Simple and Easy to use Washi
    A3size x 30
    A4size x 30

    Please choose one color and one pattern from below:

    【Color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    【Pattern】
    ・Mt.Fuji
    ・Sakura

    4、Roll-type washi(width 1m × length 10m)
    There is paste on the back so you can use it as soon as you cut it.
    Please choose one color from below

    【color】
    ・White
    ・Beige

    ーーーーーーーー

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