Handicrafts

Paper Museum

Established in 1950, The Paper Museum at Tokyo showcases the history, culture, and industry of papermaking, both Japanese traditional paper of Washi and Western-style paper. You can find a collection with 40,000 items and 15,000 books. The museum is one of the world’s few comprehensive museums specializing in paper history.

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Kappabashi DouguGai/Kappabashi Kitchenware Town

Kappabashi Dougugai Street is located in Taito City, Tokyo. You can found old tools and a wide range of household hardware and kitchenware, including bakery equipment, ceramic tableware, china, lacquerware, restaurant equipment, packaging materials,  “fake” plastic food samples, chefs' coats, bamboo wares, baking ingredients, furniture and much more. Over 170 shops are along the west side of Asakusa's main entertainment district, and just midway between Ueno and Asakusa.

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