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Washi Paper

和紙 (Washi)


Washi is a style of paper that was first made in Japan. Washi is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub (Edgeworthia chrysantha), or the paper mulberry, but also can be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat. The word "washi" comes from wa 'Japanese' and shi 'paper', and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner. Washi is one of the UNESCO's Intangible cultural heritage objects. See "Washi". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2015-08-22.

The First Treaty Between The U.S.A. and Japan Signed 1854 (Reproduction, 1959)
Sumo Woodblock Print On Japanese Washi Paper Signed Yushima No Kobayashi IV



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