The Art Of Japanese Paper Making

DISCOVER: The Art of Japanese Paper Making

‘Not all paper is made equal’ – this mesmerising short film by director Kuroyanagi Takashi dives into the time-consuming process of making Japanese washi paper – a tradition dating back to the 16th century.

Visiting traditional paper mill Kyoto Kurotani uncovers the meticulous methods used to create some of Japan’s most beautiful, versatile and durable papers. Making paper by hand is still central to life in the village of Kurotani, where many are trained in the unique art of washi paper making, which involves harvesting a trio of plants, preparing and soaking the raw materials, and forming sheets on bamboo screens.

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