Hosokawa-shi Assortment Pack for No.2.5, 4, 5, 6 (4 sheets)

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, handmade Ogawa-Washi

Handmade by a master of Hosokawa-shi,

Packet of 8 packs


Paper size: approx. 8.8 x 11.8 in. (22.5 x 30 cm),

Weight: approx. 0.94 oz. (22g) /pack,  

Materials:  100% Japan-grown Kozo  (paper mulberry), sunset hibiscus, soda ash,  

Package Size: approx. 11.8 x 11.8 in. (30 x 30 cm),

handmade in Ogawa, Saitama, Japan

Product No. KH011


*single unit sample abailable for value.  

Assortment of Hosokawa-shi x 4, Packet of 8 packs

  • Hosokawa-shi is a durable and glossy paper used by Edo Period (1603-1867) merchants for their account books. It is an exemplar of all Ogawa Washi. In 1978, the Japanese Government recognized the innovative quality of this handmade paper, and the technique to make it was designated an Important Intangible Cultural Asset. In 2014, the traditional technique of making Hosokawa-shi was one of 3 washi techniques from Japan that UNESCO added to their list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.                                                            


    In order to maintain the unique texture of Hosokawa-shi, only domestic kozo trees are used, and traditional methods and equipment employed in the execution of the nagashi-suki method of sheet forming. 


    Washi’s elegant translucence, subtly erregular texture, strength and durability make it suitable for countless practical and artistic applications Rooted in centuries of tradition, washi may be the best possible material.for creative explorations and innovation.