'Hanairi' Washi with Safflower Petals, No. 6, handmade, packet of 10 full size
'Hanairi' Washi with Safflower Petals No.6, Full Size, handmade, packet of 10 sheets
Size: approx. 24.8in x 36.6 in, (63x93cm), 0.85oz. (24g)
Material: 100% inner white bark of Chinese Kozo, sunset hibiscus & soda ash
handmade by Hisako Uchimura, Master of Hosokawa-shi, Higashi-chichibu, Saitama, Japan,
Product No. UK01CW
*single sheet (cut in half size x2) available at a charge.
It is made by mixing the long fibers of kozo in the papermaking vat.
It is particularly beautiful such as 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.
Paper Maker Information
Hisako Uchimura, Master of Hosokawa-shi
Hisako Uchimura is a mentor to apprentices who will carry on the tradition of making Ogawa Washi.
She has generously shared her passion for traditional Ogawa Washi to many. She upholds a strict standard in her own paper making, using only the highest quality materials, tools, and the traditional method which is environmentally friendly.
She is the only one who uses wood fire in Ogawa area to steam up the paper dryer, which is one of the secrets to her graceful paper. Her washi is recognized as one of the finest in Ogawa.
Most of her paper - Hosokawa-shi and other Ogawa Washi, including dyed Washi, ‘Kogei-shi’, Graduation Certificates, postcards, Japanese traditional style notebooks, Tanzaku paper for Haiku, and such - are made to order.
Nov. 9th, 2017 Received a letter of appreciation from the Council of National Important
Intangible Cultural Asset Holder Groups (An organization under the Agency
for Cultural Affairs).
2016 Began teaching 9 trainees.
2015 Took office as the vice-chairperson of the Hosokawa-shi Craftsmen’s Association
2014 Hosokawa-shi is added by UNESCO to the Representative List of the
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
2010 Certified as the Saitama Prefectural Traditional Craftsman
2005 Conducted a Handmade Washi Paper Making Workshop in Hungary.
2002 Established Uchimura Washi Studio
1995-2000 Took the Hosokawa-shi/Ogawa Washi Successors’ Training Course