Fresh Japanese paper from a beautiful natural village.
Yamakano Washi Paper Collection contains four kinds of handmade paper for different uses. Yamakano Paper mainly manufactures calligraphy paper, which is a specialty of Nishishima washi. At the foot of Mt. Fuji, Minobu Town is located on the south side of Yamanashi Prefecture, at the foot of Mt. Fuji. The Fuji River, one of the three major rapids in Japan, flows through it, and Nishishima Washi no Sato is located in a place rich in nature surrounded by mountains.
‘Washi’ is the general term for handmade paper made with Japanese techniques, literally meaning ‘Wa’, Japanese, and ‘Shi’, paper. Whereas paper making in Japan started during the Nara period (710 to 794 B.C.), the craft only flourished during the Edo period (1603 and 1868).
Nishishima washi has a unique softness and allows inks to express deep colors. In addition, it has a beautiful bleeding and brushstroke and is loved by many calligraphers in Japan and abroad.
The bundle is wrapped in a typical Japanese way and has different logos stamped on it. It includes:
1. 100 sheets of “Kinari” Notes for Fountain Pen Water-Based Applications
2. 100 sheets of “First Snow” Practice Calligraphy
3. 100 sheets of “Ginko Nut” Practice Calligraphy - Can Also Be Used as a Tissue (Untreated Linen Fiber)
4. 100 sheets of “Fuji River” Letters & Sketches Calligraphy (Linen Based Thick Texture)
Each sheet measure 4.5 x 3.25" (82 x 113mm)
Made in Japan