Futamata's Japanese paper

 Futamata’s Japanese paper products

 

Futamata is located in the mountains of Kanazawa, where the production of Japanese paper started 400 years ago mainly for the Kaga Clan under the protection of the Maeda family, who ruled the Kaga Clan (the present Ishikawa and Toyama areas) in feudal times. Manufacturers spend a long time boiling, manually filtering, and drying outer barks of trees called kozo, mitsumata, and gampi to make Futamata's Japanese paper. Japanese paper is often used in everyday scenes in Japan. Besides, Japanese paper is used for artistic handicraft articles and uchigami (in the beating of gold leaf).