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Japanese Paper Shop

Japanese papers are known around the world for their beauty, strength, and versatility. These papers are truly amazing works of art unto themselves. Many of them are made by hand, in rural Japan, by master craftsman and their families. We are very proud to offer papers made from Kozo, Gampi, and Mitsumata. Some of these papers are so strong that they can be used for printmaking, collage, drawing, encaustic- they can even be sewn on a sewing machine. The principle decorative papers, Chiyogami and Katazome-shi, are printed and/or stenciled by hand and can also be used for a wide variety of art forms. Japanese paper is so versatile- and sometimes so hard to find- that we decided we needed a department just to showcase these paper treasures.