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Japanese paper

Posted by rod - 01.01.2013

Japanese paper photography by IMAHINASYON

PHOTO BY: Estebahn De Peschruse

Japanese paper photography by IMAHINASYON

PHOTO BY: Imahinasyon

Japanese paper photography by IMAHINASYON

PHOTO BY: Moonie’s World

Japanese paper photography by IMAHINASYON

PHOTO BY: Masaaki Komori

Japanese paper photography by IMAHINASYON

PHOTO BY: Vladimir Kocian

Japanese paper photography by IMAHINASYON

PHOTO BY: Jason Pemberton

I found this great article about Japanese paper over on fotopedia the other day. The article features some incredible photos of different kinds of paper that are used and that surround Japanese people in their daily lives. One of the papers they mention is Washi. Washi is a style of paper that was first produced in Japan and is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub or the paper mulberry.

According to Wikipedia: “Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shimeaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner.”

The article also mentions the different uses of paper in Japanese Culture.

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