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Tube by Mr. Katsutoshi Shiraishi Looks like a sculpture made of wood but is made of Japanese paper. Makes a sound when blown into.

Sister City: Fuji’s Role in Paper Manufacturing

oside_fuji_sister_city_plaqueEditors note: The Sister City relationship of Oceanside and Fuji City was founded in 1991. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Sister City relationship, OsideNews will features a series of articles about Fuji, written by the Fuji City Tourism Division and Fuji-Oceanside Friendship Association.

Continued from previous Fuji-Oceanside sister city article

Thanks to its abundant resources of water and wood from around Mount Fuji, Fuji city has develop into a leading paper manufacturing town. Since the Meji period the integration of the supply of those raw materials and modern technology made Fuji city grow into the ultimate domestic market leader of specialty sanitary paper such as tissue and toilet paper.

Fuji city is not only producing paper for industrial purposes but also trying to expand activities related to culture and art. One of those activities is the ‘Paper art festival’. Art works using paper from all over Japan are being exhibited in a traditional Japanese style building. This unique exhibition will be held for the 8th. time this year.

Special award. Ms. Yoko Shimura-Life Theme of the art work: Between the circulation

Special award: Ms. Yoko Shimura a piece titled ‘Life’
Theme of the art work: Between the circulation

A new initiative is in the works for a new permanent museum. It will be a place that encourages paper art and culture designed for citizens, artists and tourists to interact with each other experiencing the culture.