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Washi Printmaking Paper, No.5, handmade packet of 10 sheets

Washi Printmaking Paper, No.5, handmade packet of 10 sheets

'High grade handmade Washi Printmaking Paper No 5 is unsized, unbleached, and carefully handmade following the traditional method and using natural materials by Hisako Uchimura, master of Hosokawa-shi. It is very durable.


Material: 100% high grade inner white bark of Chinese kozo, sunset hibiscus, soda ash,

Size: approx.25.2x37.0 in. (64x94 cm), full size

Weight: approx. 0.74oz. (21g)


Handmade by Hisako Uchimura, master of Hosokawa-shi, Higashi-chichibu, Saitama, Japan, packet of 10 sheets

Prduct No. UP01CW-5


*Made to order


  • 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

  • Users Recommend

    - My favorite, especially for printing. It feels incredibly delicate but held up well through four layers of hand-pressing relief, and the inks in the final prints seem to glow.

    The colors fly off the page with these two as they show so vibrantly

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