Specializing in producing Japanese washi paper, Yushima No Kobayashi was established in 1859, during the Edo Era in Japan. Starting out as a small workshop, the company now produces several thousand types of washi paper. Later, the company also produced special origami paper. The business has been handed down from generation to generation. Kobayashi Kazuo (小林一夫) the Fourth Generation Yushima No Kobayashi is a reknown expert in the art of origami.