Paper Thoughts

Paper History

Japanese Paper

Chiyogami Japanese Papers are inspired by patterns on Kimono fabrics dating from the Edo period and are hand silk-screened using intense colours with gold overlay.

Chiyogami paper is handmade by a small amount of paper making families throughout Japan. It is important to keep alive this fine tradition of paper-making, as it is becoming more difficult to make a living as a papermaker, and support small sustainable businesses, due to decreasing demand in the Japanese domestic market.

It is easy to admire Chiyogami for its beauty alone, but what is...