Notice of Termination of Accepting Handmade Mask Donation

We have closed the acceptance of handmade masks because the planned number has been reached. We greatly appreciate the cooperation of many residents in the donation.


Since it is difficult to obtain masks due to the spread of COVID-19, we will exchange masks made by the townspeople for shopping vouchers and distribute them free of charge to facilities for the elderly.


Town Residents
However, we cannot accept mask donations from corporations, companies, organizations, etc.

Mask Standard

Specifications of Handmade Masks

Please note that masks that do not meet these standards cannot be accepted.

  • Must be adult sized: About 9 cm long and 17 cm wide
  • Must be pleated type (4 pleats), not flat or three-dimensional
  • Mask materials:
    ・Unused cotton materials such as gauze, tenugui (Japanese hand towel) or sarashi (bleached cotton), and fabric should be multilayered.
    ・Do not use polyester or other synthetic fabrics.
    ・It does not matter what color or pattern it is.
  • Nose wires are not required.
  • It is preferable to use elastic earloops, but it is also acceptable to use non-elastic ties.
  • Acceptable whether the mask is with a gauze lining sewn inside or without the lining
  • Must be durable enough to be washed and used repeatedly

How to Make a Mask

  • Prepare two pieces of cloth cut 17 cm long by 21 cm wide.
  • Layer the two pieces of cloth with their surface inside, and sew the top and bottom (seam allowance: about 0.5 cm).
  • Turn the cloth outward and make pleats.
  • Sew the side with a whipstitch.
  • Fold the sides for about 1.5 cm inward and sew.
  • Put the elastic earloops (ties) through.
How to Fold Pleats
Mask Sample: Surface Mask Sample: Back

Shopping Voucher

One set of 10 masks can be exchanged for shopping vouchers worth 2,000 yen.

  • 200 yen per mask
  • We would like many people to participate, so for the time being, only one set per person is acceptable.


  • Period:Thursday, May 7 to Friday, May 22, 2020(Excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
  • Time:9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location:Health & Welfare General Center, Health Promotion Division

Contact Information

Health Promotion Division, Health & Welfare Department
Phone number:0276-62-2121