What to buy here: Kyoto Handmade Washi Paper.
Washi is one of the finest papers in the world in terms of quality and durability - for more than 1,000 years. Washi paper is made with fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, mitsumata shrub, or the paper mulberry. It may also be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat. Washi is made in a similar way to that of ordinary paper, but the process involves less chemicals. The Japanese used and still use washi for all kinds of things: window, door and... view more