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Sheets of washi paper speckled with coloured kozo


This by all means was an attempt to make a sheet of washi paper using kozo that was too old to be used, and on an apparatus that was makeshift. The solution itself didnot have an pleasant smell, yet I make every effort to pat the kozo onto a mesh screen without feeling nauseous.


There is an example of paper which due to the weather look a long time to dry if at all. It is a clear example that don’t expect the best when you build upon the worst

Minopaper Richard Bolai ©2008


Richard Bolai [Feinin]

I am a trained Bookbinder which in 2002, I went on a three month residency relating to Washi paper making. According to the Japan Foundation, the Mino Paper Village is considered one of the most sort after residencies offered in japan. This website is aimed to give an incite of it but also as an appreciation of the beauty of washi. The Mino Paper Project's focus is to export the craft of washi paper internationally, but also it learns from artists many other ways the paper may be used

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