The Izu Peninsula Geopark and Tourism Bureau is co-sponsoring a series of workshops with Shizuoka University to deepen local residents' understanding of vegetation and traditional crafts.
At the first workshop, students will learn about the local vegetation to create pressed leaves, and at the next workshop, they will create Japanese paper with those pressed leaves using the traditional method handed down in the local Shuzenji temple.
At the workshop on August 21 (Sunday), Associate Professor Toru Tokuoka of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University will be invited as a lecturer to observe familiar plants and make pressed leaves. The pressed leaves created on August 21 will be made into Japanese paper under the guidance of a specialist of Shuzenji Kamiya Washi Kobo, and a botanical specimen will be completed at the workshop on Sunday, August 28.
[Date and Time] Sunday, August 21, 2022 13: 30-15: 30 and Sunday, August 28, 10:00-12: 00
[Venue] August 21: Geopark Museum Georia (838-1 Shuzenji, Izu)
August 28, Shuzenji (temple), Kamiya Washi Kobo (workshop) (1302-4 Shuzenji, Izu)
[Acceptable number of participants] 10 persons
[Participation fee] 1,500 yen (for 2 days)
[Co-sponsored] The Beautiful Izu Creation Center (a general incorporated association) and Shizuoka University
[How to apply] Application form (available from the Izu Peninsula Geopark website)
Phone: 0558-72-0520 (Geopark Promotion Department, the Beautiful Izu Creation Center)