The history of SUGIHARA WASHIPAPER, INC
we have so long long history / Recent photos
500 AD, Deity of papermaking , we call Kawakamigozen, teach us how to make paper.
----end of Legend----
719 AD, start Washi festival, until now we continue the festival, ever year.
1482 AD There is a record of OOTAKI temple document, Ryouken SUGIHARA donated to the temple.
1532 AD June. There is a record of OOTAKI temple document, Ryouken SUGIHARA donated to the temple.
--- our old document all destroyed by fire, not remain. before this period ---
May ,1756. Hanshirou SUGIHARA died. our oldest document.
11July 1895. Hanshirou SUGIHARA was awarded testimonial.
testimonial from Japanese Government
about 1900 SUGIHARA-KAMITEN Tokyo office open. (fifth generation)
27 February 1928. Goushigaisha SUGIHARA-SHOUTEN.
1928 in front of our office, send all paper to the ceremony.
Inauguration ceremony of Emperor Showa.
28 January 1950, capital increase 1000000 JPY ( eight generation, Hanshirou SUGIHARA)
1993, capital increase 4000000 JPY ( nine generation, Hanshirou SUGIHARA)
01 July 1993, new products "HABUTAE".
February 1995, capital increase 10000000 JPY ( nine generation, Hanshirou SUGIHARA)
20 June 1998, new priducts "CHIGITTE name-card"
10 October 1999. "HABUTAE" become registered trademark of SUGIHA WASHIPAPER, INC.
28 December 1999, We get oridinal domain www.washiya.com.
16 December 2000, "URUWASHI" win the Desigh Wave Fukui Award.
September 2001, Special record of WASHI making by living national treasure.
21 December 2001, "URUWASHI" become registered trademark of SUGIHA WASHIPAPER, INC.
January 2004, Salon du Meuble de Paris 2004 exhibitions.
March 2004, from interior to wedding-dress exhibitions.
September 2004, ABITARE IL TEMPO with Setsu e Shinobu ITO.
October 2004, selected the Award. testimonial by IPEC. Tokyo Big Sight.
05 January 2006, Salon du Meuble de Paris 2006
5 January 2012 Colopla open
20120516-21 Takashimaya Washi Exhibition
20120714 東京・南青山291「Jun-Gin Collection」にてパネルディスカッション。
20120926-01Matsuya Ginza Mekiki departmet , Japan Design Committee.
20130107 Paris GUERLAIN show window display
20130219 VICTOR HUGO museum in Paris
20130219 Hotel & Reataurant
20130312 Paris Hotel
20130328 NHK TV set
20130618 Inter Continental Hotel Art Work in Osaka
2013 autumn Utsusuwashi in Aoyama 291
20131002 Utsusuwashi in New York
2013 fall TOYOTA exhibition
2013 winter CALLIGRANE window display in Paris
20140106 Paris GUERLAIN show window display
20140314 Article of TL.mag20 in France
20140514 The Ritz Carlton Koyto Washi lighting
20140712 Fukui TV
20140716 Material ConneXion Tokyo
20140906 in Paris Jorg Exhibition
20150204-0210 MATSUYA GINZA Exhibition
20150217 New York / Russel James / Nomad Two Worlds Exhibition
20150318-0407 MITSUKOSHI NIHONBASHI Exhibition
20150612-0920 Amsterdam the Rembrandt House Museum Japanese Echizen Paper exhibition
20150711-0801 Kyoto University of Art & Design
20151024-1027 MilanoExpo paper making
201512 JAL international Skyward
spring has come
17-19 October 2003, Hyougu Naisou Kumiai Osaka.
29 January 2004, DANTOU seminars Osaka.
03 June 2006, Ecizen Washi Seinenbu Echizen.
06 June 2008, Old Imari Daikanyama.
23 June 2009, seminars for public servants Fukui.
24 March 2010, Design Seminars Toyama.
06 June 2012, Chuubu naisouzaikumiai soukai in Nagoya.
2013 autumn Foster + Partners in London
2019 Lecture circuit in Madrid, Warsaw, Lodz, and Dubai Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
May 5 2011 by Kaga
20170505 washi festival
This page is maintained by Yoshinao SUGIHARA.
Washi Sommelier and Washi Curator.
SUGIHARA WASHIPAPER, INC.