As much as I love Japanese washi paper, I’ve never purchased it. It’s one of those things that I’d love to have, but I know I’d cherish too much to ever use it! Luckily, I have a sister in law who knows me very well, and she recently gifted me a washi paper set (*jumping for joy*)! Aren’t gifts great that way? If you’re lucky, you get things that you love but you’d never buy yourself :)
There are a few types of washi paper. This type is called Kozogami and is made from paper mulberry. It’s very thick and durable and although it acts like paper, it feels like cloth! A few of my favorite prints from the set are these adorable owls:
… and these beautiful cranes. They have such a wonderful shine!
How do you use washi paper? Or is there anything that you can’t bear to part ways with at home?