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Skin deep: Japan's 'washi' paper torn by modern life

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:30 PM

At a small workshop in western Japan, Hiroyoshi Chinzei, a fourth-generation traditional paper maker, creates washi with a unique purpose that may help revive interest – both at home and abroad

This picture taken on March 15, 2019 shows Hidaka Washi president Hiroyoshi Chinzei, a fourth-generation traditional paper maker, displaying the world's thinnest paper at his factory in Hidaka, Kochi prefecture, some 640 kilometres (400 miles) southwest of Tokyo. Once indispensible for the daily life of Japanese, washi -- literally "Japanese paper" -- was used not only for writing and painting but also for sliding doors, room dividers, lampshades and umbrellas. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

IN PHOTOS: Revisiting Cagayan de Oro's dwindling forest cover

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Here's a look back at the environmental degradation observed in the wake of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in December 2011

DEFORESTATION. Logs washed away after the onslaught of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in December 2011. All file photos by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:09 PM

UPDATED Europe’s premier geosciences union recognizes Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay for his outstanding work on volcanic hazards earthquakes typhoons landslides and floods

#ChangeMaker2014: Young entreps help in Sendong rehab

Oct 22, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Groups of students share their initiatives that have been helping families affected by Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro 3 years ago gain livelihood

RECOVERING. Single mothers show their finished products, Knots and Woods shoes, made from abaca. Photo courtesy of Knots and Woods

Protecting Mt. Kalatungan from top to bottom

Jul 13, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Lessons from the synergy and collaboration among the upland communities of Indigenous People in Talakag Bukidnon

UNSEEN SPIRITS. Mt. Kalatungan is known by the indigenous people as the dwelling place of invisible entities that guide and provide for them. All photos by Hope Angela Sanico

Japanese gov't funds P170-M housing project in CDO

Mar 15, 2014 - 1:50 PM

The city government of Cagayan de Oro has identified a 15 hectare land where 1 200 new housing units will be built for victims of Typhoon Sendong

NDRRMC: Too many cooks spoil the broth

Nov 30, 2013 - 10:46 PM

The law creating the NDRRMC may have its innovations but it fails Yolanda s horrific test

LGUs prepare for strong Typhoon 'Pablo'

Dec 02, 2012 - 12:33 AM

Disaster officials say Typhoon Pablo is forecast to be even stronger than the deadly Tropical Storm Sendong in 2011

Storm children: lives changed by Sendong

Dec 30, 2011 - 9:20 PM

This is a story that begins with four: Benito Lucia Apolonio and Analou lives changed by tropical storm Sendong

Photo by Dingus Gustilo