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Washi is a style of paper that was first made in Japan. Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner. 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. Until the early 20th century, the Japanese used washi in applications where wood pulp paper or other materials would normally have been used. This is partly because washi was cheaper, but also because the unique characteristics of washi made it a better material.
FOTOPEDIA MAGAZINE | 05/21/13TEXT FROM WIKIPEDIA, cba SOME RIGHTS RESERVED.PHOTO BY Imahinasyon Photography, cb Some rights reserved