For our lovers of Japanese washi “paper”, I recommend checking out the March edition of “Highlighting Japan” ( a free monthly magazine with various interesting articles about Japan) which showcase washi’s strength, beauty, and its potential.
The online magazine HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN is published once a month by the Japanese government to help readers better understand Japan today.
THEME FOR MARCH
WASHI: STRENGTH, BEAUTY & ENDLESS POTENTIAL
The oldest examples of Japanese handmade paper, or washi, were made in 702 and are preserved in the Shosoin repository in Nara Prefecture.
Being made from natural fibers and chemical free, washi is not only strong and long lasting, but also flexible, intrinsically beautiful, even translucent.
For these reasons and more, washi paper continues to find use in an ever-expanding range of products and applications.