The process of making a Wagasa is “cutting and stretching Japanese paper.
Wagasa is made by stretching several sheets of washi.
The washi are cut into a predetermined shape, and the washi are compared with each other in the light to check for unevenness and scratches, one by one.
Tsujikura mainly uses handmade washi.
Handmade washi is characterized by the use of kozo (paper mulberry) as the raw material, which is made from thick and long fibers that are tightly intertwined by hand, resulting in a strong finish.
The soft light shines through the paper, making the beauty of handmade washi even more apparent.