Fine Art Intro
It's not easy to choose from hundreds of papers, so we've done the work for you! These bestselling handmade and machine made papers are excellent quality at resonable prices. A perfect way to begin working with natural Japanese papers, all of which work well with a variety of art techniques. Package includes a swatch sheet for reference as well as techical details of all the papers included. 8.5 x 11" or smaller papers included in this package are Kozuke white and ivory, Usu Kuchi Light, Gampi Smooth #43, Iwami White, Nishi Kaji Natural, Uwa Senka Small and Inshu Kozo 012 Ryudou.
Though the finished print can vary from one printer to the next, the papers in this collection have consistently produced results that make our customers happy. Package includes a swatch sheet for reference as well as technical details of all the papers included. Papers included 8.5 x11" or smaller in this package are Kozuke White, Ivory, Classic Kitakata, Gampi Smooth, Fine Art Digital No. 5 White, Fine Art Digital No. 6 Cream, Shoji Baika White and Conservation Gampi WHite 18g.
Sumi Painting & Brush Writing
So many kinds of washi work well for sumi painting and shodo (brush painting), but here we present some tried and true favourites. We've selected a variety of sheet sizes including Scoll format. Package includes a swatch sheet for reference as well as technical details of all the papers included. Papers included 8.5 x11" or smaller in this package are Shodo Daigaku, Shodo Kujaku, Shodo Tosa Gasen, Seikosen Mitsumata Yotsuban, Gasenshi Hakuhoh, Sumi Brush painting roll, Uwa Senka Long and Seichosen Kozo 55".
Japanese Papers are excellent for picking up every last detail from an intaglio plate. We have selected thin sheets that are tried and true with chine colle.Package includes a swatch sheet for reference as well as techical details of all the papers included. Papers included 8.5 x11" or smaller in this package are Classic Kitakata, Inshu Gampi 001, Gampi Smooth #43, Inshu Mitsumata 001, Seishu Banshi Tsuru Large, Unryu Tissue Light Blue, Yame Kozo Hadaura s-2 and s-3
Mitsumata is considered to be softer and more pliable than kozo and takes twice as long as kozo to grow. It works absorbs colour beautifully. The natural warm tone enhances rather than detracts from applied colour.,Mitsumata is an elegant choice for drawing and printmaking - from bold relief to delicate chine coll,.
These papers all have varying levels of sizing making them less absorbent than typical Japanese papers. Especially suitable for watercolour and other wet media, this collection is also very good for printing with water-based inks and for mokuhanga.
In celebration of 40 years in business, Nancy Jacobi, founder of the JPP, has selected five exceptional Heritage Washi to be used for submissions to Longevity: The Japanese Paper Place 40th Anniversary Juried Exhibition of art on washi. All are made with 100% Japanese fibre by papermakers using traditional methods. Sustainable and possessing the qualities necessary to acquire longevity. Suitable for printmaking, wet media, and work in 3-D. Package contains a swatch sheet, technical details, and samples of Sekishu Banshi Tsuru, Mitsumata Tissue Light, Sekishu Torinoko Gampi, Kurotani #59 Chiri Natural, and Fukunishi Udagami 32g.
Heritage Washi is a term coined by The Japanese Paper Place for Japanese papers that are still made by hand by skilled craftspersons using the earth-friendly techniques and materials of their ancestors. These papers are painstakingly made from the inner bark of 3 renewable species of plants - kozo, mitsumata and gampi. No fillers have been added, no harsh caustic soda used to hasten the process and no bleach to whiten the colour. As a result, these papers are very strong, absorbent and archival with a fine beautiful surface. They await your touch to complete the conversation.
Kizuki Somegami is a thin, high quality, kozo paper. Developed particularly for chine-colle, it is appropriate for many other uses including drawing and collage. It is also strong enough to be used as a stand-alone paper for printmaking. This paper has a fine, even surface and crisp feel. The fibre is cooked with caustic soda and dyed with direct synthetic dyes. We will slowly increase the range of colours available.,Kizuki Somegami is made exclusively for The Japanese Paper Place as a replacement for Matsuo Kozo which is no longer being made. We are very happy to be able to offer this paper as good quality colour papers become increasingly difficult to source.