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Okamoto Otaki






Legend has it that about 1,500 years ago a woman taught people in this area how to make paper with the natural materials from special plants for washi called Kozo, because she had sympathy on them since they did not have any rice fields to make a living.
She mysteriously disappeared to the upper river, so she was named "Kawa-kami Gozen", meaning "upriver princess" in Japanese. Since then, the princess has been enshrined as a paper goddess in Okamoto Otaki Shrine.
















 











CONFETTI FOR THE BLIND - 2017
JOCHEM VAN TOL        AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.