"Katazome-shi" literally means stencil-dyed (katazome)papers (-shi). Developed during the 20th century in Kyoto, based on traditional kimono printing techniques, Katazome-shi is still made there today. These richly coloured papers are printed by hand, one colour at a time, using persimmon-dyed kozo as the stencils, and aided by paste and "Kojiro" (soy bean juice), the pigments absorb deeply into the paper to produce long-lasting colour. The navy background and sky blue vertical marks embody movement of the cool elements.
Designs are sold as a 24 x 36" roll.
Nancy Jacobi started selling Japanese paper out of the back of her car in the early 1980’s, the Japanese Paper Place has expanded into a distributor of several thousand different kinds of Japanese papers. Their mission is to spread the beauty and creative potential of traditional, handmade Japanese paper.