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“Yamagataya Kamiten” in Kanda Jimbocho, Tokyo, is a Japanese paper (washi) specialty store founded in 1879.


  • address2-17 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • tel03-3263-0801
  • business_hour10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm (when business hours are shortened)
  • accessToei Shinjuku Line, Hanzomon Line, Toei Mita Line
    Jimbocho Station Exit A6, Sakura Dori Street
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Website http://www.yamagataya-kamiten.co.jp/
Blog http://www.yamagataya-kamiten.co.jp/blog/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yamagataya_kami/
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    “Yamagataya Kamiten” Paper Store facing Sakura-dori Street in Kanda Jimbocho

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    There are so much more products than you would think at first glimpse – many Japanese paper products are stored in drawers and shelves inside the store.

“Yamagataya Kamiten” sells Japanese paper (washi) from all over the country as well as various kinds of original products made in-house. In search of beautiful Japanese paper, artists, calligraphers, architects, and ordinary customers frequent the store. If you have a project in mind or need Japanese paper for a certain purpose, the shop staff will help you choose the perfect washi out of a large number of products according to your needs.

This washi paper set is also an original product of the shop.

The shop owner, a washi expert, regularly visits paper manufactories in every part of the country and carefully selects only the paper she approves. Many washi products are only available at “Yamagataya Kamiten”.

The motif of all postcards is Mt. Fuji.

The Mt. Fuji paper art created by the owner herself is especially popular. With already over 100 types, these postcards are awesome souvenirs for your friends!
The more you dive into the world of Japanese paper, the more colorful and exciting it becomes. If you are going on a shopping spree in Tokyo, don’t forget to add “Yamagataya Kamiten” in Kanda Jimbocho on your list!

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