This family from nara was looking for a new home. They were interested in coming to Shimizu to chaeck out the area. I got to show them around to some of my favourite places around town.
We stoped by Warashi Hands-on Activity Center to check out the traditional crafts.
We also stopped by the spring to fill up our water bottles. Had lunch by the river and took in the views.
On the way back we stopped by at Kanja cafe to grab some chai and cheese cake with sansho jam. I had a great day showing them around Shimizu and I hope you find your dream house.
Kasamatsute is a old home that we are renovating. After its done we would like it to be used as a community space and a guest house. Come stay in Shimizu when its all done.
Shimizu has a long history in making Japanese washi called Yasudagami. I been using this washi for some art paintings and this paper is amazing. Its all hand made from start to finish so every piece is unique.
Free bus on the weekend. come up and enjoy the view.
My friend Tomo came to visit me in Shimizu. He is a artist living and working in Kyoto. We had a great time hanging out and exploring the area.
Hand made Yasuda gami (Japanese washi paper) made from Kozo (mulberry) branches that grow native to Japan. They caltivate Kozo year after year and use the inner bark to make yasuda gami.
You can learn how to make this historical paper at The Warashi Hand-on Activity center in Shimizu, Wakayama
I had a friend come to Shimizu. She is originally from Scotland but currently living in Kyoto Japan.
I took her around to check out some of my favourite spots.
Had a great time.
3500 solar light bulbs that light up Aragijima
come injoy the view!