Japanese traditional paper Washi

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Have you heard of "washi" before?
Washi is a type of paper made in Japan.

Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional papers
made from the long inner fibres of three plants.
"wa" meaning Japanese and "shi" meaning paper.

Now many people usually use western style paper.
which can make a lots in factory and cheaper and tougher.

Washi is hand made so it is bit expensive but really amazing.

When makig a washi they dont need much chemical,
this make paper strong and last long without change colors.
Its very easy for your skin nice and soft.
Allow air to pass through easily and Very light weight.
Its bad in water resistant but washi is easy to recycle.
But best part is very soft and have warmer touch than compare to other paper.

Some are use for lamp or lantern.






Washi lamp
http://tinyurl.com/7v7hkjb
http://tinyurl.com/7ra4xbl

Isn't this beautiful?

Tough but easy to tear up which is good thing to use for crafts.
Washi Hello Kitty
http://tinyurl.com/7pqukt7





Origami using with washi.
http://tinyurl.com/88r3rcr

Thats why many Japanese love Washi very much.

This is how they make Japanese traditional paper"washi"
http://tinyurl.com/75xqnh2
Need good clean water to make this.
In Japan about more than 70% of land is
forest and mountains.
Which is good for to get nice clean fresh water.
Only flat places are crowded by people :-(

Any way this is reason why washi is bit expensive but
once you use this paper you cant forget this.

I love write letter to other people by Washi.
Everybody I send always impressed with this paper.
Also many of my friends told me that in europe
Japanese traditional paper "Washi"is very popular now!
When he write letter by using this paper to people in
overseas,always made them happy.



Washi letter papers
http://tinyurl.com/clq9twf

Have you seen washi before?

Its great items :-)

You can get many washi here in PIJ
http://tinyurl.com/6llj2hq


Please tell me if there are the items you want :D
Please Don't hesitate to tell me :)

Doraemon washi lamp
http://tinyurl.com/7q2294u

Hello Kitty Washi netsuke strap
http://tinyurl.com/7pbv2r9

Washi origami
http://tinyurl.com/7ewahvy

Washi origami
http://tinyurl.com/7gqwtzg

tea leaf box
http://tinyurl.com/73qcvcl

Doll made by washi
http://tinyurl.com/837jftv

Washi stand lamp
http://tinyurl.com/8xhm8af

Washi coaster
http://tinyurl.com/cpnhncw

Washi letter papers
http://tinyurl.com/c8d7voh


Japan=日本
traditional=伝統
craft=工芸
traditional craft=伝統工芸
washi=和紙
paper=紙
lamp=ランプ
letter paper=手紙
Hello Kitty=ハローキティ
Origami=折り紙

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