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島根 September — Washi in Yakumo · In 1902 a boy named Eishi­rou Abe was born in Yaku­mo, a vil­lage in Shi­mane; he took up the lo­cal trade, mak­ing Washi pa­per, and ex­celled; in 1968 he was des­ig­nat­ed a Liv­ing Na­tion­al Trea­sure. He died in 1985, but his work­shop is still there; you can vis­it it, look at lots of beau­ti­ful pa­per, and make it your­self. Our Ru­by road trip stopped there and we did those things ...
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