Kyoto “Kurotani Washi” × Kyoto “Wagasa shop Tsujikura
A traditional craft that has been preserved and nurtured through a long history.
Kurotani Washi,” from the paper-making village of Ayabe, Kyoto, is a very rare type of Japanese paper that is made entirely by hand by craftsmen.
Kurotani washi is used in the restoration of cultural properties because of its durability and longevity, and its ability to withstand long-term preservation.
Tsujikura’s skilled craftsmen carefully crafted this rare Kurotani Unryu paper into a Janome umbrella over a long period of time.
We are pleased to offer you a superb product of “Kyoto Kurotani Washi” and “Kyoto Wagasa shop Tsujikura”.
Special selection of Tsukiyo “Sixteen Nights -Izayoi
The 16th night of the lunar calendar is the 16th day of the lunar month, which was based on the phases of the moon. It is the day after the night of the 15th moon, which is the closest to the full moon. Kurotani Unryu paper, through which the kozo (paper mulberry) of Japanese paper can be seen, was produced in colors reminiscent of the 16th day of the moon.
The beauty of Kurotani washi stands out.
“Kurotani Washi, the home of paper-making in Ayabe, Kyoto”
The number of washi craftsmen has been decreasing with the changing times, and is now in the single digits.
However, the number of craftsmen is relatively young, mainly in their 30s and 40s, and the production area is very active.
While preserving the traditional “handmade paper” technique that has continued for more than 800 years, the production area is also strengthening the development of new products and the production area’s brand.
Material:Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’
Length: About 74cm (about 29.1inch)
Diameter: About 105cm (about 41.3inch)