Yamamoto Paper Tasting WASHI vol.1
Find your pen friendly paper
“Japanese notebooks are pen friendly and there are so many types of paper. I want to get more knowledge about them.” This product was born from such a conversation with a friend abroad.
Paper Tasting is a test writing pad to enjoy writing comfort. Like wine tasting, you can try various kinds of paper and find your favorite pen friendly paper. Also, these products are packaged with paper descriptions and paper classification tables so that you can know more deeply about paper made in Japan. Just like hearing a lot of knowledge from a wine sommelier.
We are planning to continue the series in the future and going to provide even deeper knowledge through it. These come in 3 sizes
B7 size : Shikoku Tenrei
This is a modern arrangement of the royal coronation paper used in the enthronement ceremony of the Showa Emperor in 1928. Clusters of fiber, known as “Hana” are scattered in the pulp to give the paper an elegant touch.
A6 size : Nagomi Unryu
Unryu (Dragon cloud) paper was developed in the 1920s in the Echizen area of Fukui prefecture. Cloud patterns are created by blending long strands of mulberry fiber into the pulp. In the case of Nagomi Unryu, Rayon fiber is used to give the paper an elegant shine.
B6 : Kinkakuden
Made on the banks of the Nito river in Kochi prefecture, this is a paper popular with brush calligraphers and often used for copying Buddhist prayers. While the paper itself is made by a machine, all other steps, including QA, counting, cutting, and packaging are done by hand.
*Each notepad has 25pages