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We have been focused on the theme of "Washi" since our establishment 60 years ago

We have been focused on the theme of "Washi" since our establishment 60 years ago. Not just paper making, but "Washi". This passion can be clearly seen in our company name. Hidaka Washi originated as the TENGU Export Paper Union in 1949 with 10 paper-making craftsmen living in a valley called Kusaka. At that time, hand-made tengu was popular for export as typewriter paper.

The traditional  handmade paper-making techniques employed by those craftsmen were applied in our transition to machine paper-making in 1969. Together with this transition our company acquired its first suspended short-wire paper machine and we changed our corporate name to the current Hidaka Washi. Since the era of handmade Japanese Paper, we have concentrated on making washi by applying traditional skills and methods to meet the demands of the times. In order to meet and fulfill the customers' exact requirements, we have continuously upgraded and developed new technologies and skills, and by doing so we have distinguished ourselves as a small but distinctive paper-making company.

Founded April 1949
Officially established August 1987
Address 3486-1 Okina Hidakamura Takaokagun Kochi Prefecture 781-2152
  TEL +81-889-24-7857 FAX +81-889-24-7858
Web site https:www.hidakawashi.com
E-mail info@hidakawashi.com
What we do Kozo Washi production/sales



April 1949 Paper TENGU Export Cooperative established in Kochi City Asahi-machi
October 1967 Location moved to Hidaka Village Okina 215
April 1969 Papermaking machine installed at HidakiVilkge Okina 3486-1
August 1970 Second machine installed
October 1983 Invention/installation of dye processing machine
May 1986 Trade name changed to Hidaka Washi
August 1987 Trade name changed to Hidaka Washi Limited Corporation
December 1993 Remodel Raw Material Room, installation of Stainless Naginata Beater
August 1994 Remodel Dye Processing Machine, Initiate five-color spray-painted dying
June 1995 Installation of Stainless Holland Beater, Poacher
May 2007 Receive approval of management innovation plan from Kochi Prefecture
November 2007 Receive approval regarding "Original washi creation and market development employing new raw material processing methods" from Shikoku Economic Bureau
January 2009 Chosen for JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency)innovation program regarding the development of technology to remove resin from raw materials, a subject of research shared with Kochi Prefecture Paper Technology Center
February 2011 Together with Kochi prefecture, had a patent application on " Nonwood pulp paper and its method of manufacturing" to Patent Office
March 2012 Received The first prize of Technological Innovation from Shikoku Industry and Technology Promotion Center


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