Japanese paper mat [Maple]
Washi is a type of paper made in Japan.
Washi is used in many traditional arts.
Japanese paper mat [Maple 374mm]
Made in Japan
Washi is generally tougher than ordinary paper made from wood pulp,
and is used in many traditional arts.
Origami, Shodo, and Ukiyo-e were all produced using washi.
Washi was also used to make various everyday goods like clothes, household goods, and toys as well as vestments and ritual objects for Shinto priests and statues of Buddha.
It was even used to make wreaths that were given to winners in the 1998 Winter Paralympics. Several kinds of washi, referred to collectively as Japanese tissue, are used in the conservation and mending of books.