Papers: Japanese

Japan has been producing papers for just under 1500 years. This long tradition of papermaking uses the long, inner fibre of the Mulberry tree. Fibres from the Kozo, Mitusmata and Gampi and the addition of Neri to the pulp give Japanese Papers their extremely light and translucent properties. They have exceptional purity and are delicate, soft with an inherent beauty. They are receptive to ink and the soft brush of the calligrapher and are excellent for printmaking. Because of their strength and purity, they are extensively used for restoration.
  • Kozo Sumi Roll NZD $49.50
    This 60 foot roll of plain Kozo paper is 11" wide and is designed for use in Sumi-e, calligraphy and paper crafts.... more »
  • Yuzen Umbrellas NZD $19.95 Out of Stock
    Silkscreened "umbrellas" in black, grey, white and gold creates a stunning geometric element. 25" x 38", 38gsm ... more »
  • Yuzen Red Wave NZD $19.95
    Silkscreened in retro colors in a linear wave pattern. 25" x 38", 38gsm ... more »
  • Melange NZD $13.80 Out of Stock
    Symbolizing the colors of the Japanese season of winter, this subtle looped pattern appears printed, but is far more complex. The pattern is created from dyed strands of Mitsumata, a shrub that is cultivated in Japan, Korea and China. These thin, lustrous colored fiber strands are placed on top of a wood pulp base paper and then married together using a machine process. Not only is this a beautiful paper, but also a fairly durable one, as mitsumata is also one of the materials used to make Japanese money. The mitsumata shrub is a member of the Daphne family, and regenerates itself every three years, making this an eco-friendly paper as well. 21" x 30" 80gsm, Machine Made, Acid Free... more »
  • Ogura Lace NZD $12.70
    Strong, durable lace made of hemp fiber. 21" x 31" 27gsm, Machine Made, Acid Free... more »
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  • White Unryu with Gold/Silver flecks NZD $5.95
    'An elegant, translucent paper with long, white fibrous strands and faux gold and silver leaf flecks floating throughout. This paper is perfect for adding a "touch of class" to a plain black and white invitation, with it's beautiful sheer quality. Simply wrap around the flat card invitation and secure with a gold or silver seal, embellishment, or ribbon. Also gorgeous for use as tissue in a special gift bag or box. A favorite for collage paper artisans seeking the options that this Japanese paper offers, such as chin colle'. 25" x 37" 20gsm, Machine Made... more »
  • Hosho Paper Pad 18 x 24 NZD $40.40
    Hosho paper is a machine-made, high grade Kozo paper well suited for sumi painting and brush calligraphy. Each pad contains 48 sheets of white Hosho paper.... more »
  • Unryo Sumi Roll NZD $47.80 Out of Stock
    Beautiful Japanese imported oriental paper. Used for ink & brush work, watercolor, sketching, etc. 11" x 60 feet.... more »
  • Tengucho NZD $4.50 Out of Stock
    A tissue weight, translucent, acid-free sheets made from Kozo. Tengucho is primarily used for document repair and restoration, interleaving and the wrapping of precious objects. 9gsm. 485 x 640... more »
  • Silk Tissue NZD $9.00
    Silk Tissue contains 90% Gampi fibre. It has a silky feel, is semi transparent and surprisingly strong for its weight. As a repair tissue it is invaluable for paper repair and restoration work. It is also commonly used in balsa model airplane construction. 10gsm. 460 x 610... more »

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  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (Auckland): $5.50 per order *
  • Local Towns (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
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