Reviving the Home of Traditional Paper: Cultural Reactivator - Takeshi Fujiwara
Across Japan, aging and depopulation see over 8 million properties currently standing unused. One town at the forefront of this issue is Mino, Gifu Prefecture. Once known for some 4,700 traditional mills making UNESCO-recognized washi paper, now only 6 remain. Takeshi Fujiwara launched a plan to re-activate Mino's empty buildings as resources for culture and tourism. Follow his efforts to revive this community by promoting local crafts and transforming empty homes into unique guesthouses.
Takeshi Fujiwara
Mino City
Fujiwara looking at Mino Washi (Japanese paper)
Renovated room