Origami & Crafts

Origami paper and books, mulberry paper (often referred to as “rice paper”) produced in Thailand , “washi” mulberry paper and washi tape from Japan, chiyogami, note cards, and sticker fun.

Did you know: Papermaking was introduced to Japan over 1,300 years ago. The Chronicles of Japan, Nihon Shoki, written in the year 720, states that the Chinese methods of making paper were introduced to Japan by the Korean Buddhist priest, Doncho, in 610. The Prince Regent Shotoku found the Chinese style paper too fragile and encouraged the use of kozo (mulberry) and hemp fibers, which were already cultivated for use in making textiles.