Abe Eishiro Memorial Hall

Abe Eishiro Memorial Hall, Matsue

Abe Eishiro Memorial Hall
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Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
A hand-made wasp that human beings national treasure Abe Atsushirou put passion for life, precious materials about the paper mainly on its simple, beautiful and strong Izumo washi, folk art writers who had companions-Shigo Munakata, Hirojiro Kawai, Bernard Reach, Yuji Hamada We display works such as folk art, art and crafts. At the handmade Japanese paper research center, you can make original paper such as postcards, message cards, diplomas etc.
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Andrew N
Honolulu, HI34 contributions
Fantastic Experience!
Dec 2019
We had a fantastic experience at the Abe Eishiro Memorial Hall!

Upon arrival, we were immediately ushered into the washi making room where we met with Shinchiro Abe, the eldest grandson of Eishiro Abe, who instructed us through the washi making experience. Doing this first gives the washi enough time to dry to be able to take home.

After the hands on washi making, we went through the museum, where we watched a 10-15 minute video (in English) about the history of washi making and Eishiro Abe's contribution to the advancement of washi making. The museum is small but interesting.

Finally we were able to tour the regular washi making hall, located about a 10 minute walk from the Memorial Hall. We were lucky be able to watch Norimasa Abe, younger brother of Shinchiro, making large sheets of washi for an order placed by the Matsue Prefecture school district.

A few logistics items: 1) We made reservations at eishiro@ia2.itkeeper.ne.jp 2) the Memorial Hall is located about 25 minutes from Matsue so we used a rental car to get there, 3) I had advised them prior that we did not have an translator with us and they provided a translator. This really helped and increased our appreciation of the whole experience. I am not sure if a translator is always available.

Overall, a fascinating and interesting experience!
Written January 4, 2020
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Alan S
Brisbane, Australia226 contributions
This place was Real Find
Apr 2015 • Couples
This is a memorial to Abe Eishiro (1902- 1984) a world renowned expert in the ancient art of Washi paper making. Mr Abe has been listed as a National Treasure of Japan and had one man shows every year for fifty years. He reintroduced the public to the history of Japanese handmade papers. Mr Abe was able to stress personal skill, local character and traditional values through his Washi. Much literature and materials concerning Washi can be seen in the Memorial Hall, while next to the Hall is the Washi Denshusho Hall where you can personally experience Washi making. We did this and enjoyed the experience every much. This place should be better known.
Written May 19, 2015
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Abe Eishiro Memorial Hall is open:
  • Wed - Mon 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM