Hirayama paper co.
What is the thing you think of when you are on a trip?
What to see, where to go, what to do and eat? Yes, these are the main things of trip.
However, the one comes up with in the last is your home.
There are a lot of opportunities to talk to guests from all over the world at the front desk of UNO UENO.
The FAQ from them is about postcards.
They enjoy their trip in Japan and after all, they re-recognize how they love their home.
Therefore, it is quite reasonable to have that question so often.
I always recommend them the place sells not only postcards but also variety of paper products, called “Hirayama paper co.”.
Founded 1895, they have been selling Japanese traditional paper “Washi” for more than 100 years.
Washi is listed on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
You will see colorful and gorgeous products such as post cards, greeting cards (even toilet paper!) made with such a valuable material.
There are post cards with not only traditional but so cool design like this.
Can not stop buying for stationary lovers.
And cat lovers.
When you buy something, it comes with a cute paper envelope.
You can feel the OMOTENASHI (hospitality) culture with this.
The shop locates not far from UNO UENO, only a stop from Ueno station by taking Ginza-Line (metro line).
It is even walking distance if the weather is good enough.
Why don’t you take a look of this cozy place filled with the ambience of Japan?
〒111-0041 4-8-9 Motoasakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Closed: Sun, holidays