a washi workshop // part two

Old factory machinery (above) and Chiaki keeping an eye on our progress (below). Adding lovely colourful things to our paper. After the sheets have been pressed down they are separated…

a washi workshop // part one

Beating fibres down with a wooden mallet or as Kamo and Chiaki present below (to our Aussie sporting delight), a cricket bat. After soaking the dried kozo (shown on crates…

paper umbrellas by tsujikura

Oiled umbrellas placed out to dry, taken from the early 1900s. Note the abundance of spokes – a lovely characteristic of Wagasa. Original customer listing notebooks collected and preserved by…

KIYATA

I discovered my first KIYATA creation during a visit to the very inspiring Baden Baden shop in Tokyo. Moshino Shinobu and Moshino Yuka from KIYATA hand craft the most beautiful things from…

toki no kumo

It seems I’m forever planning a trip to Japan and bookmarking all the places I want to visit when I get there. Here is one I’d really like to get…