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News from FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY: Likhang Papel with Asao Simura!

News from FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY: Likhang Papel with Asao Simura!

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Likhang Papel | A Virtual Papermaking Workshop with Asao Shimura
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Ayala Foundation, Inc. – Filipinas Heritage Library, 
the Japan Foundation Manila, and Jimenez Logistics Solutions, Inc.  
A Virtual Papermaking Workshop
with Asao Shimura
October 8 and 15, 2022 (Saturdays)
10:00 AM – 12:00 NN, PHT 
(Convert to your time zone)
Online via Zoom
Register here 

Study with master papermaker Asao Shimura in Likhang Papel. This workshop shows the use of Philippine plant fibers in Japanese papermaking. Exploring the link between creativity and nature, Shimura has decades-long experience with various techniques and Philippine plants. Filipinas Heritage Library and the Japan Foundation, Manila present the workshop as part of the Printed Word, a series on the history of the book, ongoing since 2014. Crafts enthusiasts and fine arts teachers are all welcome!

(Inclusive of a customized papermaking kit and shipping for local participants; Overseas participants shoulder extra fees for international shipping)

Regular | PHP 3,700
Discounted | PHP 3,150* 

*Senior and PWD

Recommended Age Group and Level: 
Intermediate | 16 years old and above

Things to Prepare: 
Leaves, Flowers

Technical Requirements: 
– Zoom
– Internet connection
– Laptop/tablet/smartphone
– Earphones/headphones
– Prop or set-up of camera overhead to see the work

A pre-read will be provided after you complete your workshop registration.

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Asao Shimura
FacilitatorShimura grew up in Tokyo. Graduating from Tokyo Technical College in 1971, he studied industrial chemistry and water analysis. He travelled across Japan to learn its traditional papermaking and natural dyeing techniques. He began producing miniature books with a small platen press, under the Bunseido imprint. Over thirty handmade books on papermaking history and dyeing processes form his overall corpus. Based in Benguet, in the hills of Sitio Poking, Kapangan, he continues to practice his craft and to mentor aspiring papermakers. Shimura is also a member of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists.

Francine Lima
Co-FacilitatorFrancine Lima, based in Metro Manila, specializes in book art and papermaking. Her art practice involves using natural fibers for handmade objects. After graduating from the UP Diliman College of Fine Arts, she studied under papermakers and bookbinders from the USA, India, Vietnam and Japan.

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Established in 1996, the Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is the other half of Ayala Foundation’s Arts and Culture Division. As a one-stop digital research center on the Philippines, its mission is to spark and stoke interest in the visual, aural, and printed story of the Filipino.

To learn more about FHL, visit