Collection: Japanese Traditional Paper -和紙

小川和紙:Ogawa Washi

The history of Japanese traditional paper making (Washi 和紙) in Ogawa area dates back over 1300 years. Handmade Ogawa Washi is made from ”Kozo楮” (paper mulberry plant) and has great qualities of being thin, durable, and long lasting and is still used in art and cultural and housing projects.

Ogawa is one of the largest paper producing regions, surrounded by the Chichibu mountains and Tsuki and Kabuto rivers in Saitama, Japan. This beautiful natural environment has nurtured the art of paper making in this area, over a long time in our history.


唐紙:Karakami

Karakami paper was originally introduced from China during the Heian period (794-1185) and produced by Japanese craftsmen using their own traditional Japanese paper as a base. Originally Karakami paper was used for writing Classical Japanese poetry. During the Edo Period (1615-1868), while political and cultural power was transferring from Kyoto to Tokyo, Karakami was developed by artisans and used for a wider range of decorative purposes and within many households; Karakami therefore no longer existed only for Kyoto's noble families.

小泉襖紙加工所:Koizumi Fusumagami Works

Koizumi Fusumagami Works is a family run paper printing studio, producing Karakami using traditional methods established in the Edo period. The wisdoms and techniques have been passed down through the generations, and they are still producing traditional yet sophisticated designs and beautiful papers for Fusuma sliding doors. Every single paper is treated carefully and heartily, resulting in beautiful pieces of art work. The desire to protect the traditional craftsmanship whilst introducing Karakami into modern life settings, is a challenge relished by the Japanese wisdoms of Koizumi Fusuma Works.

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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Pine - 思い出帳 松
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Pine
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Bamboo - 思い出帳 竹
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Bamboo
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Bamboo Leaf - 思い出帳 笹
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Bamboo Leaf
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Cloud - 思い出帳 雲
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Cloud
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Water - 思い出帳 水
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Memory Book Water
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook A6 Pine - 和綴じノートA6 松
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook A6 Pine
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook A6 Bamboo - 和綴じノートA6 竹
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook A6 Bamboo
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook Bamboo Leaf A6 - 和綴じノートA6 笹
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook Bamboo Leaf
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook Cloud A6 - 和綴じノートA6 雲
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook Cloud A6
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook A6 Water - 和綴じノートA6 水
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Notebook A6 Water
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Water - ポチ袋 - 水/金雲母
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Water
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Indigo Water - ポチ袋 水/藍
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Indigo Water
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes White Cloud - ポチ袋 雲/雲母
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes White Cloud
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Cloud - ポチ袋 雲/金
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Cloud
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Bamboo Leaf - ポチ袋 笹/金雲母
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Bamboo Leaf
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Green Bamboo Leaf - ポチ袋 笹/若草
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Green Bamboo Leaf
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Bamboo - ポチ袋 竹/金雲母
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Bamboo
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Green Bamboo - ポチ袋 竹/若竹
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Green Bamboo
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Pine - ポチ袋 松/金雲母
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Gold Pine
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Dark Green Pine - ポチ袋 松/濃い草
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Mini Envelopes Dark Green Pine
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Plum Blossom - 和紙絵ハガキ 梅
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Plum Blossom
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Pink Cherry Blossom - 和紙絵ハガキ 桜
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Pink Cherry Blossom
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Green Bamboo - 和紙絵ハガキ 竹/若竹
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Green Bamboo
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Dark Green Pine - 和紙絵ハガキ 松/濃い草
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Dark Green Pine
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Gold Peony - 和紙絵ハガキ 寒牡丹/金
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Gold Peony
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Gold Daffodil - 和紙絵ハガキ 水仙/金
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Gold Daffodil
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Red Orchid - 和紙絵ハガキ 洋蘭
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Red Orchid
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Green Bamboo Leaf - 和紙絵ハガキ 笹/若竹
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Green Bamboo Leaf
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Gold Cloud - 和紙絵ハガキ 雲/金
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Gold Cloud
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  • Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Indigo Water - 和紙絵ハガキ 水/藍
    Japanese Washi Hand Printed Postcard Indigo Water
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  • Japanese Greeting Card - グリーティングカード大
    Japanese Greeting Card
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  • Japanese Handmade Paper Envelopes - 和紙封筒
    Japanese Handmade Paper Envelopes
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