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Wacho Hand dyed Persimmon Notebook|Awagami Factory

Wacho Hand dyed Persimmon Notebook|Awagami Factory

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These traditional Japanese-style stitched books feature beautifully hand dyed covers made in Tokushima. The cover of this book is hand-crinkled and brushed with kakishibu, revealing a lovely brown pattern. 'Kakishibu' (natural persimmon tannin) has been used for waterproofing Japanese paper umbrellas since antiquity, which has regained popularity as an eco-friendly colourant for clothing and accessories. This washi notebook is suitable for writing, drawing, collage, stamping, etc. It can be used either right-to-left (Japanese) or flipped to use left-to-right (Western) writing.

Quantity: 20 sheets (40 pages)
Size: 18cm x 24cm

The Awagami Factory in Tokushima prefecture produces Awa washi (paper) with a 1,300-year history. Awa washi, made from kozo (paper mulberry), is known for its handmade quality, providing strength, tear-resistance, and a soft, gentle touch. During the Edo period (1603-1868), indigo-dyed Awa washi became popular across Japan, remaining a specialty of Tokushima. While Awa washi declined in many regions after World War II due to the introduction of western paper, Awagami Factory, established in 1950, has championed the appeal of this traditional craft both domestically and internationally. Today, the company has diversified the applications of Awa washi to adapt to changing trends, earning recognition from the art industry.

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