Echizen Washi Paper

The legend holds that more than 1300 years ago, goddess Kawakamigozen taught villagers how to create washi (Japanese style paper) in Fukui prefecture, Echizen area. There are five towns where they produce paper in Echizen city: Otaki, Iwamoto, Sadatomo, Oizu and Shinzaike. From Muromachi period to Edo period, paper craftsmen in Echizen spread their techniques, which is why other areas also produce washi. 

From thick papers used for ceremonies and other important messages to thin ones, used in many ways such as for paper currency, fusuma (sliding screen door in traditional homes) and calligraphy. Because of its flexibility in size, we can see more of washi used in furniture and home fashion in recently years.

Echizen Washi Paper

Code EZ-OSD-0001
Size Can be arranged, please contact for further information
Content Kozo paper mulbery

Tesuki-shi (Handmade translucent paper) (Black)

This material uses techniques for ones that had been used for screen doors in Japanese traditional homes. Due to the decrease of Japanese style rooms the demand for screen doors have plummeted so for the craftmen there had been a needs for developing their techniques to find a new market. The craftmen therefore developed this tesuki-shi a traditionally form of paper that is relatively strong due to its technique which is also extremely thin and capable of letting light through.

Code EZ-OSD-0002
Size Can be arranged, please contact for further information
Content Kozo paper mulbery

Tesuka-shi X, with holes

Tesuki handmade paper, traditionally used for wrapping Japanese style sweets has been developed over the years so that it is firm but thin. The holes are made by using special tools to prevent the paper material from covering it.

Code EZ-YNS-0001
Size Can be arranged, please contact for further information
Content Kozo paper mulbery

Tesuki paper (square)

Tesuki handmade paper, traditionally used for wrapping Japanese style sweets has been developed over the years so that it is firm but thin. You can cut the paper to use it as cards and coasters. The see lined holes are created by using a special tool that avoids paper material from covering completely.

Code EZ-YNS-0002
Size Can be arranged, please contact for further information
Content Kozo paper mulbery

Translucent paper (flower)

Tesuki handmade paper, traditionally used for wrapping Japanese style sweets has been developed over the years so that it is firm but thin. The floral patterns come from metallic molds and the right amount of paper material that is carefully controlled and poured.

Code EZ-YNS-0003
Size
Content Kozo paper mulbery

Translucent paper (plaid)

Tesuki handmade paper, traditionally used for wrapping Japanese style sweets has been developed over the years so that it is firm but thin. The floral patterns come from metallic molds and the right amount of paper material that is carefully controlled and poured.

Code EZ-YNS-0004
Size
Content Kozo paper mulbery