Mino city, the Mino Washi Japanese paper village, is known for "Honminoshi Japanese Paper," which has been registered with UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage.
Ishikawa Paper Goods Ltd. was founded as a Japanese paper-making materials seller in 1902 in the historic town of Mino City. Doshun Ishikawa, the first company president, worked actively on regional community development, having inherited the spirit of his father, Toitsu Furuta, who worked to reclaim the Mino and Omata river flood basin and implement flood controls.
As the times changed, the company's business changed from sales of paper-making materials to metal printing template manufacturing, and then Japanese paper goods manufacturing. However, our idea of being sincerely involved with Mino Washi Japanese paper, as well as our desire to serve a purpose in people's lives and the region, were always at the core of our business.
We cherish this concept as an integral part of our company’s DNA. We will continue to produce kawaii (cute) paper goods that Present Heart of Japan and are needed in the modern era!
We hope that these products, handcrafted with sincerity in the Mino Washi Japanese paper village, will be cute companions in your daily life and bring you smiles and happiness.
With this desire in our hearts, we do our best to carefully create each and every item.
Ishikawa Paper Goods' main products are created through skilled craftspeople's techniques that bring out the characteristics and textures of Japanese paper, as well as the handiwork of many side workers. These techniques, cultivated over the span of many years, have been passed on with careful regard for the creative process. This would not be possible without the history of solidarity with the region and the employees who have created a family-like bond, centered on the head of the Ishikawa family. In the future, we will continue to cherish these bonds and handcrafting as we build our history.