In one of my first posts, I mentioned one of my favourite washi shops in Tokyo, namely Ozu Washi. I was tremendously fortunate to be able to visit there again in May as well as the Japan Traditional Craft Centre and thought you might like a peak at some of the truly beautiful handmade and hand-dyed paper that I purchased on my most recent trip.
The image above is just a little part of one of my favourite sheets.
But the trouble is that they are all beautiful and funds are limited naturally, so I just have to spend hours browsing, and trying to decide which ones I can't bear to leave behind. This one reminds me of the paintings my children did at the Rudolph Steiner school.
However, the more closely I look at them the more their beauty is revealed. I can easily spend 3 hours in there and not even notice that time has been passing.
Each one is so different from the last and a work of art really in its own right. That's what makes it so difficult to choose.
I find these papers truly inspiring, but sometimes I find it extremely difficult to cut into a sheet such as this. I feel instead that they should be exhibited in a gallery somewhere.
Please let me know what you think?