Assortment of Rakusui, Unryu, and Chiri

Packet of 8


Contents: 'Rakusui' Water Drops, 'Unryu' White, 'Chiri' White x 1 sheet each,


Package Size: approx. 11.8 x 12 in. (30 x 30.5 cm),

Paper size: approx. 9.2 x 12.0 in. (23.5 x 30.5 cm),

Weight: approx. 0.89 oz. (21g) /pack,

Materials: 100% Kozo (paper mulberry), sunset hibiscus, soda ash, handmade in Ogawa & Higashi-chichibu, Saitama, Japan

Product No. D308


*single unit sample abailable for value.  

Assortment of Rakusui, Unryu and Chiri x1 sheet each, Packet of 8

  • 'Rakusui' Waterdrops

    When the paper is freshly made and still wet on the mold, dropping water onto the paper would leave thin round marks. When dried, they look like water drops.

    Rakusi-shi is also used for paper-screen paper doors like Unryu-shi as well as for lamp shades to let the soft light shine through.



    It is made by mixing the long fibers of kozo in the papermaking vat. It is particularly beautiful when used on paper-screen doors which allow soft light to filter through from the outside. Some Unryu-shi is made with dyed long fibers.


    The dark outer layer of the bark is scraped off from the kozo in the preparation stage. Yamatochiri-shi is made with the bits from the dark layer of the bark. The bits are mixed into the paper material in the papermaking vat. The resulting paper has patterns with dark bits. Yamatochiri-shi is used for crafts and wrapping papers.