Washi: The Art of Japanese Paper Making
Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Washi: The Art of Japanese Paper Making takes an illustrated look at the paper’s rich traditions and striking diversity. The only current study of washi, it provides a compelling overview, explaining its history as well as the techniques and decorative motifs involved. A juxtaposition of two collections, one from the nineteenth century and another from contemporary Kyoto, allows the reader to examine changes in the craft and the influence of modern technologies on the ancient art. Presented in a high-quality printing worthy of its subject, this beautiful collection will captivate anyone interested in the function and beauty of this paper.
The Parkes Collection of Nineteenth Century Washi
The Washi: The Soul of Japan Collection of Contemporary Washi
Continuity and Change
Sources and Further Reading