Traditional Japanese Papers

We're now carrying a variety of traditional Japanese papers. Sold by the sheet- or roll- these papers are beautifully made. They're strong and versatile. A sample pack of 10 of the papers we stock is available. We have a sample catalog in the shop with a wider variety that can be ordered.

 

Individual sheets:

1. Gampi Smooth (Salago) machine made, 32g,  25" x 37" unsized
     - made in Mino, Philippine
     - 100% Philippine gampi (salago)
     - smooth, absorbent, non-bleeding surface behaves like sized paper
     - ideal for printmaking, calligraphy, pen&ink, drawing and digital printing

2. Kozuke White (Sized) machine made, 44g, 25" x 37" sized
     - 30% kozo, 70% lignin-free wood pulp
     - cooked with caustic soda, internal sizing
     - robust, versatile & economical paper with sizing
     - suitable for water-based media including mokuhanga, relief printing, painting & drawing
     - good introduction to Japanese paper for those not familiar with it

3. Kizuki Kozo Natural (Sized) handmade, 43g, 24" x 39" sized
     - 100% Thai kozo
     - 4 deckle edges, handmade
     - cooked with caustic soda, colored with direct synthetic dye for consistent 'natural' tone
     - made with light internal sizing
     - ideal for water-based media including mokuhanga and watercolor painting

4. Nishinouchi Seiki B Nakaban handmade, 55g, 13" x 18.75" unsized
     - 100% Japanese kozo
     - 4 deckle edges, handmade
     - fiber is sunlight & mountain stream bleached, cooked in soda ash, dried on stainless steel
     - strong paper with natural tone
     - suitable for conservation and all art media

5. Gampi Silk Tissue machine made, 12g, 12" x 18" unsized
     - 100% Philippine gampi
     - cooked with caustic soda
     - absorbent; ink will bleed through next layer
     - slight feathering
     - high degree of shrinkage when wet and then dried creates interesting texture
     - smooth surface good for chine-collĂ©, drawing

6. Tengu-jo Tissue machine made, 12g, 25" x 37" unsized
     - 60% Japanese kozo, 40% Abaca(Manilla Hemp)
     - cooked with caustic soda, bleach, produced in Kochi
     - conservation tissue for repair
     - takes color well and may be dyed or painted
     - ideal for layering in collage and for chine-collĂ©

7. Oguni Snowbleached Kozo handmade, 26g, 25.5" x 39.5"

8. Mitsumata Tissue Light handmade, 11g, 22" x 27.5"

9. Seichosen Kozo Yotsuban, 50g, 29" x 40"

10. Kawairi Chiri machine made, 32g, 25" x 37" unsized
     - 70% kozo, 30% sulphite
     - chiri means 'left over' and refers to the dark flecks of outer bark of the kozo plant
       which are added for decorative effect
     - very smooth surface is good for drawing, printmaking, bookbinding and collage

11. Unryu White Kozo, 25g, 24" x 38"
     - decorative tissue with kozo fibre inclusions
     - unryu means 'cloud dragon' and refers to the swirling effect of the unbeaten kozo fibre
     - excellent paper for mixed media, collage, relief printing and wrapping

12. Mitsumata Tissue Heavy handmade, 22g, 22" x 27.5"
 

Rolls:

1. Kozuke Ivory Heavy machine made, 65g, 39.5" x 11yards sized
     - cooked with caustic soda, internal sizing
     - dyed ivory color
     - robust, versatile, economical sized paper
     - suitable for water-based media including mokuhanga, relief  printing, painting,
       drawing & encaustic monoprint
     - good introduction to Japanese paper for those not familiar with it

2. Kozuke White Heavy machine made, 65g, 39.5" x 11 yards
     - cooked with caustic soda, internal sizing
     - robust, versatile, economical sized paper
     - suitable for water-based media including mokuhanga, relief  printing, painting,
       drawing & encaustic monoprint
     - good introduction to Japanese paper for those not familiar with it






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