Echizen Washi（Japanese paper made in Fukui）Paper Crafts The Village of Storks – The Day of Revival – is being held from July 14th (Fri) to August 20th at Fukui Kougeisha Craft Gallery I run the Fujinoya Stationery Shop in front of Fukui Station. I have been making such big paper crafts and have started getting asked to display them here and there. So I made backdrops and settled into a display style as a booth. I hardly have designed myself. I enlarged pattern papers which Mr.Tokisato living in Tsuruga City designed. Meanwhile, I was asked to make animal symbols for New Year’s exhibition by Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History. So I have started to make them jointly with Mr. Tokioka Well, it’s been about ten years. When I was asked to make, such as 3 meter locomotive, 3 meter sail boat or 5 meter rocket, I made myself by drawing plans. I like science and mathematics so it’s easier to calculate in figures for me. One time, Echizen Washi Museum asked me to reuse stock certificates made from Echizen Washi because they are unneeded now due to computerization. And I thought that this surface fabrication called emboss was good to make dinosaurs, so I started selling its kits with a registered brand “Washinosaurs”. I made previous animal series with Echizen Washi as a trial and found it was so easy to make them. Because I can make curved surfaces well, and when children fold it by mistake, it’s unnoticeable. So now I entirely started using Echizen Washi and display big paper crafts. An elementary school boy started with an easy one and finally he made a dragon as he wanted to make more difficult one. As there are 135 parts, it takes four hours and a half to make because it takes two minutes to make a part. But all you need is scissors and tweezers, so it doesn’t cost money. The biggest one is a four meter Pteranodon. Fukui Prefecture asked me to make it to display on Ueno Station concourse. I think it was when the Hokuriku Shinkansen was started, for the Dinosaurs Museum and Echizen Washi Village. I hold an exhibition here every summer, and it’s the Year of the Rooster this year so I decided to display birds this time. Maybe it’s rather for adults but even children could find how to display to be interesting and they could apply such as they paint and putting dinosaurs on a cardboard box and display it. This summer, I display them in five places in Fukui Prefecture. It’s about to start after this exhibition. After all of the exhibition is over, my house always will be messy so I asked to Shopping Center SIPY in Echizen City so I asked to Shopping Center SIPY in Echizen City to rent a place to display them. While summer time, I display penguins and the South Pole, but from September, I change to dinosaurs and they turn one after another.