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With an approximately 200 year history, Yame is Japan’s most famous paper lantern-manufacturing region. Using materials such as bamboo, Japanese paper, lacquer, sumac wax, and wood, ingenious traditional techniques are adopted in each step of the lantern-making process, and all of the mountain, water, flower, or birds paintings on the “suzumi”, “kinubari”, and other such laterns are hand-drawn. There are a plethora of paper lantern varieties, with some estimates saying as many as 3,000!

*About the Paper Lantern: Government-Designated Traditional Craft; first made in 1816; dimensions of Jumbo Paper Lantern - diameter: 3 meters (about 10 feet), height: 4.5 meters (about 15 feet), weight: 50 kilo grams (about 110 pounds)

Address 834-0063 Yame Chamber of Commrce and Industry, 425-22-2 Motomura, Yame-shi, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:0943-22-5161 
Fax:0943-22-5164 
Yame Paper Lantern Cooperative
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Crafts (Products and Specialties)
Link Fukuoka Prefecture Sightseeing DVD:<Traditional Crafts>

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