Specializing in highly-praised Mino washi paper crafts, Kamino Shigoto’s goal is to incorporate traditional Japanese washi paper into daily life. Historically washi paper has been used in Japan for everything from umbrellas, to handheld lanterns, to traditional sliding doors. Making washi paper is a 1300-year old process, involving much time and skill to make and dye each sheet by hand. Kamino Shigoto wants to keep this traditional technique alive while bringing joy to people with the simplistic beauty of washi paper. In Japanese, kami means paper and shigoto means work - showing Kamino Shigoto’s perseverance to design products that bring washi paper into the everyday lives of people.
Mino Washi Paper
Kamino Shigoto works with a handful of top Mino Tesuki Washi artisans to create handmade Mino washi paper products. Mino washi paper is very thin, smooth, and translucent, requiring great skill and care to make. As of January 2018, only five highly skilled members of the Mino Washi Paper Preservation Association are currently able to make this special paper. This specialized skill was declared an important cultural asset of Japan in 1969 and was registered in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage technique in 2014.
Greeting Card Nature
Long fibers are a characteristic of washi paper and are made full use of in these nature inspired greeting cards. Leaves and feathers are crafted with such detail to resemble the soft flow of hair in each feather and the winding veins of each leaf. Each animal design has complex patterns of scales and feathers, showing the attention of detail incorporated into each piece.
The washi paper is strong and flexible and can be applied to smooth glass surfaces, such as candle holders or windows. To apply, simply spray the surface with a little water and press the decal on. These decals can be peeled off once dry and stored for reuse.
Size: 8.75" x 4.5" | 22 cm x 11 cm
Weight: 0.7 oz. | 20 g
Producer: Kamino Shigoto
Origin: Gifu, Japan
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