• Artisan Japanese Flowers Washi Paper

Artisan Japanese Flowers Washi Paper

 

Kaminoshigoto works with a handful of top Mino Tesuki Washi artisans to create handmade Mino washi paper products. Mino washi paper is very thin, smooth, and translucent, requiring great skill and care to make. As of January 2018, only five highly skilled members of the Mino Washi Paper Preservation Association are currently able to make this special paper. This specialized skill was declared an important cultural asset of Japan in 1969 and was registered in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage technique in 2014.

Handmade Japanese paper made from 100% kozo tree bark 

Size:  93 x 65 cm

Origin: Gifu, Japan

ABOUT THE MAKER

Since its formation Kaminoshigoto has engaged in the production and sales of traditional Japanese lantern Washi. They also enjoy a large share as a distributor of Washi related products and a variety of Mino Washi. They have also expanded their business into Washi printing using new painting technologies such as silkscreen and inkjet printing. Whilst continuing with traditional craftsmanship, they are also developing their own products and new technologies.