"Ozu Washi" was established as a paper wholesale store called "Ozuya" in Nihombashi in 1653.
The company has been in this original location for more than 360 years.
In the gallery, a variety of exhibitions of Shodo (calligraphy), paintings and paper art are held.
Unfortunately no photography allowed in any of the areas.
Handmade paper can be experienced.
2 streets from Tokyo Station is another stationary store.
This store in Ginza is a favourite, I have purchased here on several occasions.
Sheets of paper that I came with.
Even the wrapping paper is lovely.
I was given a sample of the blue washi paper at the museum.
Dinner that night was in Memory Lane in Shinjuku.
A narrow street, it is home to around 60 small bars where locals continue to go.
The lane has roots which date back to the 1940's post war Tokyo. This was a place known for black market traders. With time, the area changed from a dark alleyway full of street vendors to a place of permanent structures.
In 1999, a fire destroyed the area and the whole maze needed to be rebuilt.
We squeezed into a very narrow bench area, welcomed by locals.
The best tasting dumplings we have ever had.
Surrounded by smoke and steam, it was a great experience.
Emma's first time to Japan, I hoped I showed her a week of both the modern and the cultural.