PAPER TOYOTA was successfully closed on December 5th.

Many PAPER TOYOTA events were actually carried out with strict measures in place against COVID-19. The works everyone submitted were exhibited as scheduled at the IAPMA International Paper Art Exhibition, at three facilities in Toyota City.
The number of infected people in Japan fortunately decreased over that time period, and many visitors came and gave praise.
The IAPMA Congress was held online in cooperation with IAPMA (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists) and was attended by people from all over the world.
The top Japanese creators active in the world of paper were invited to a symposium that was actually held after taking measures against COVID-19.
It turned into a meaningful presentation and discussion, and it was well received.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated from Toyota City and around the world, and to all those who supported the event.

Toyota Obara Exhibition Now Open!

The Toyota Obara Exhibition is now open at the Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum.
Please come to Obara, where the autumn cherry blossoms have begun to bloom!
Period: until December 5 (closed on Mondays, no closure in November)
Venue: Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum
Tel: +81-565-65-2151 (Japanese only)
The Toyota Obara Exhibition can also be watched on the PAPER TOYOTA YouTube channel.
Please watch this too!

Symposium now available on YouTube!

The online symposium, which was streamed zoom live on October 9, is now available on the PAPER TOYOTA YouTube channel.
Please take a look at the lectures by top creators involved in paper!
(Please note that some lectures cannot be disclosed due to copyright restrictions. )
PAPER TOYOTA YouTube channel URL

Introduction to Toyota City and Obara Culture day!

On October 10, a video introducing Toyota City and Obara will be available on YouTube.
Starting at 10:00 a.m. (Japan time), we will begin streaming the introduction of the Obara Washi kogei Association workshop and the unique culture of Toyota City and Obara.

Click here for the schedule.  (pdf file:124kb)

Symposiumzoom Zoom live streaming!

On October 9 at 1:00 p.m.(JST), a symposium featuring top paper-related creators will be held via Zoom live streaming.
The symposium can be viewed at the following URL.
Please register your name and email address on the screen that appears after clicking the URL.

The symposium will start at 1:00 pm on October 9, but the Zoom screen will be open from 12:30 pm.
Please register as soon as possible, as the connection will be busy around the time the show starts.
(Please note that if you close the screen once, you will have to register again. Please be careful.)

IAPMA Congress on YouTube!

On October 7 and 8, you can watch IAPMA Congress on the PAPER TOYOTA YouTube channel.

People from international paper-related organizations, makers, and artists will give presentations and demonstrations with the theme “APPROACH.”

Download the distribution schedule pdf (pdf file/132kb)
(distribution period 1 month)
You can also watch the video of the exhibition on the PAPER TOYOTA YouTube channel from 13:00 on October 8.

Please join us and enjoy!

Paper market held in front of Toyota City Station!

Saturday, October 9, 10:00 – 16:00
Toyosiba & Atrium on the 1st floor of Toyota Sango-kan

This event will be held at Toyota Sango-kan and Toyota-shi Station East Exit Town Square “Toyoshiba” as a venue for the general public to have fun and become familiar with paper through workshops such as making things and art, as well as paper-related product sales.
Please come and join us!



First, the IAPMA International Paper Art Exhibition will be held.
From September 7 to October 17, over 140 paper art works from 22 countries are being exhibited at the Toyota city Folk Craft Museum, Toyota Civic Gallery, and Kirakutei.
In a society where people are so divided, it is like a miracle that so many countries and regions have been blessed with the opportunity to gather works of art through paper.
Please come and see it!

You can also watch it on the PAPER TOYOTA YouTube channel from 13:00 Japan time on October 8.

Notification of IAPMA Congress online

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of its various variants, for safety reasons we’ve decided that it’s not possible to hold the IAPMA Congress in TOYOTA with in-person attendance from participants from around the world.

It’s truly regrettable that we won’t be able meet you all in person, but matters will be discussed further between the IAPMA Committee and PAPER TOYOTA Committee to decide the best way to hold the IAPMA Congress online and within PAPER TOYOTA’s schedule. We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve decided.

The IAPMA Congress Exhibition that’s going to be held in conjunction with the IAPMA Congress in TOYOTA will be held at venues in Toyota City.

We’re committed to holding a PAPER TOYOTA that will benefit the future, and given the current social circumstances this is something we can do now more than ever. Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation.

Modern Crafts and Tea Utensils: Furnishings in Each Season

Genichiro Ando (Toyota Obara Washi kogei Association) is exhibiting at the “Modern Crafts and Tea Utensils: Furnishings in Each Season” held at the National Crafts Museum.
For more information, please visit the following link.
Website / National Crafts Museum