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Who knows Japanese "Washi" ?

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1. Posted by Saki (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Dou you know "Washi" of Japan? It is a handmade paper.
Now I'm studying traditional Art, and I wanna let foreign people know about "Washi".
So I wanna know howmany people knows "Washi"of Japan...

Thanks
Saki

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Hi Saki,

To be honest I haven't heard of it before, what materials is it made from, how is it made ?

Nikki

3. Posted by Saki (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Hi Nikki!
Thanks for your message
"Washi"is a kind of paper.
You know, paper is mede from fibers of plants.
But, diffrence between general paper and Washi is the length of fibers.Japanese washi is made from the longest fiber.

So, Washi is so strong campare with general one.
Not only that,washi make the light so soft.
And, now it is splending interior use.

Do you know Isamu Noguchi ?
He is famouse designer of light stand of Washi,and plastic arts.
If you interested in Washi, I wanna talk to you more

Thanks
Saki

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Hi again, sorry for taking so long to reply, haven't been on line for a while,

I don't know that designer, sorry

is the paper used for paintings , writing, furniture ?

Nikki