The Japanese Paper Place

The Japanese Paper Place Trusted source for washi, fine Japanese paper since 1982. Wholesale/Retail ๐ŸŒŽ Shipping Worldwide
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We had an exciting visit last Friday from students of Seneca College! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ They are learning illustration from the talen...
07/15/2024

We had an exciting visit last Friday from students of Seneca College! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ They are learning illustration from the talented Heather Graham and received a set of washi samples to create their own unique artwork.

Our Fine Paper Specialist, Sigrid also gave them a quick lecture about papermaking, a tour of our warehouse, and explained the unique characteristics of the paper they were provided with.

We hope the students had fun exploring the world of washi and we can't wait to see what they create!

Our Conservation Kozo is designed for conservation and repair, dyed to match aged papers. The tissue's light weight and ...
07/13/2024

Our Conservation Kozo is designed for conservation and repair, dyed to match aged papers. The tissue's light weight and tone ensure its effortless blending, while high-quality Japanese kozo fibre provides the necessary strength to stabilize the paper.

Produced in a specialized paper mill in Kochi Prefecture, Conservation Kozo benefits from their unique technology and meticulous craftsmanship, resulting in large-sized tissues with evenly distributed fibres.

Paper in the first image (from top):
-CON2201C1 Conservation Kozo 6g Custom 10m
https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/conservation-kozo-6g-custom-10m/
-CON11715C1 Conservation Kozo 3.7g Custom 10m
https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/conservation-kozo-3-7g-custom-10m/
Both 39.5" x 11 yds, 100% Japanese (Tosa) kozo

Look who was here ๐Ÿ‘€โœจ Long-time friend and paper thread specialist, Hiroko Karuno was at The JPP to buy paper for her Aug...
07/12/2024

Look who was here ๐Ÿ‘€โœจ Long-time friend and paper thread specialist, Hiroko Karuno was at The JPP to buy paper for her August workshop in Nova Scotia. Her choice was Inshu Kozo 003, a Heritage Washi that is light and strong, made of 100% Japanese kozo.

Interested in kami-ito (paper thread)? Hirokoโ€™s book "Kigami and Kami-ito ยท Japanese Handmade Paper and Paper Thread" will be available at The Japanese Paper Place later this summer. Stay tuned!

-CON11686 Inshu Kozo 003, 17g, 24.75 x 39", 100% Japanese kozo
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/inshu-kozo-003-hm-hw/

Images:
1. Kami-ito made by Hiroko Karuno, The JPP collection
2. Hiroko Karuno (middle)
3-4. Kigami and Kami-ito ยท Japanese Handmade Paper and Paper Thread, 7 x10", English & Japanese bilingual

07/11/2024

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Tama Grape is a kozo-based tissue with a juicy purple colour and decorative inclusions of abaca fibre.The kozo fibre and...
07/11/2024

Tama Grape is a kozo-based tissue with a juicy purple colour and decorative inclusions of abaca fibre.

The kozo fibre and long abaca inclusions keep the washi strong despite its lacey pattern of large holes.

Great for lampmaking, gift wrapping, layering and collage.

-TIS11236 Tama Grape, 25g, 21 x 31", kozo base, abaca inclusions
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/tama-grape/

New workshop alert ๐Ÿ“ฃ Lifelines: explore the beauty of branches, veins, and waterwaysJoin artist/instructor Kim-Lee Kho f...
07/09/2024

New workshop alert ๐Ÿ“ฃ Lifelines: explore the beauty of branches, veins, and waterways

Join artist/instructor Kim-Lee Kho for a day of creative exploration and learning.

Using special image transfer film, printed and supplied by the instructor, along with hand sanitizer gel (note: not suitable for anyone sensitive to isopropyl alcohol), you will make image transfers of branches onto washi paper to form the basis for mixed media explorations. Visual references of other branching examples will also be available, including photographs, maps and antique anatomical drawings.

Sat, Oct 19 2024
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
at The Japanese Paper Place

More info & tickets ๐Ÿ‘‰ Eventbrite (http://rb.gy/fmzkam)

We have three new openings๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒOur first session of Washi & Water Media Wednesday was a great success! Participants explore...
07/08/2024

We have three new openings๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

Our first session of Washi & Water Media Wednesday was a great success! Participants explored different washi with their favourite water media, exchanged ideas and observed surprising effects made by the unique characteristics of paper.

All the sessions were fully booked, but luckily, we have a few new openings for July 10 โ€” Reserve a spot before they're gone!

๐Ÿ”ท ๐–๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ข & ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐š ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ
Wednesdays, July 10, 2024 (July 24 and August 7 sessions are waitlist only)
2:00 - 4:00 pm
at The Japanese Paper Place (103 The East Mall, Unit 1 Toronto)
More info & registration ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/washi-water-media-wednesdays-tickets-915670143047?aff=ebdsoporgprofile&keep_tld=1

Have you tried our Etchu Card, handmade in Toyama Prefecture? Crafted with 100% kozo fibre, its unique size and 4 deckle...
07/06/2024

Have you tried our Etchu Card, handmade in Toyama Prefecture? Crafted with 100% kozo fibre, its unique size and 4 deckle edges make it ideal for your small projects. Despite being unsized, the surface minimizes bleeding, ensuring crisp and clear results.

Perfect for letterpress printing and calligraphy, also excellent for mini prints, drawings, and paintings.

-NAT13868 Etchu Card - Pkg of 50, 300g, 6 x 8", 100% kozo
Also available in meishi (business card) and hagaki (postcard) sizes.
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/kozo-card-etchu-card-pkg-of-50/

Last two images:
Brian Kelley, watercolour, graphite on Etchu Card

Oguni Snowbleached 18g is a Heritage Washi made with 100% Japanese kozo fibre, grown locally to the Oguni papermakers.Th...
07/05/2024

Oguni Snowbleached 18g is a Heritage Washi made with 100% Japanese kozo fibre, grown locally to the Oguni papermakers.

The fibre has been laid on the snow for bleaching before being cooked with wood ash. This traditional bleaching method is called yukisarashi, and the resulting paper has a bright yet warm tone of white that can become even brighter over the years without yellowing.

Great for printmaking including chine-collรฉ, as well as drawing, shodo, dyeing, and conservation use.

-CON11520 Oguni Snowbleached 18g, 25 x 39", 100% Japanese (Oguni) kozo
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/oguni-snowbleached-18g-hw/

This artist-run gallery has been a valued friend of The JPP. Wouldnโ€™t it be a coup if we could help them own the space t...
07/05/2024

This artist-run gallery has been a valued friend of The JPP. Wouldnโ€™t it be a coup if we could help them own the space they now rent? With the housing market in Toronto making it harder and harder on many, including artists, what a victory it would be! Please donate any amount you can๐Ÿค

Propeller started in 1996, founded by a few OCAD grads. They struggled to find exhibition space in Toronto, so they joined together to create this artist-run gallery. Nearly 30 years later, weโ€™re still here, giving artists a place to grow and shine. With skyrocketing rents, access to exhibition space grows ever scarcer in Toronto. Propeller continues to play an important role in providing gallery space for both emerging and established artists to exhibit.

Help us Save Our Space

Donate: https://propellerartgallery.com/save-our-space/
Spread the Word: Share our story with your friends, family, co-workers and your employer.
Every bit helps. Your support can make a huge difference.

Letโ€™s keep Propellerโ€™s legacy alive.

07/04/2024

Our gallery wall for July features water media๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŽจ Do you have a favorite washi to work on with your water media?

Experience a washi workshop in downtown Toronto, hosted by Gwartzman's Art Supplies ๐Ÿ™Œ Join Washi Landscape Collage Cards...
07/03/2024

Experience a washi workshop in downtown Toronto, hosted by Gwartzman's Art Supplies ๐Ÿ™Œ Join Washi Landscape Collage Cards workshop by our staff member, artist, Paula Huisman at Gwartzmanโ€™s pop-up shop at Creeds Coffee Bar ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Each participant will receive a kit to make 10 coordinating cards with a stunning range of beautiful Japanese paper. Learn to create beautiful cards featuring landscapes by tearing, cutting and layering these uniquely textured and toned papers.

๐ŸŽจ ๐–๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ข ๐‹๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ
Thursday, July 11
1:00 - 4:00pm EDT
at Gwartzmanโ€™s Art Supplies Pop-up Store
in Creeds Coffee Bar (450 Dupont St., Toronto)

More info & Tickets ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://rb.gy/bqdson

Different colour combinations used in stencil-print (katazome) gives different seasons to the village๐Ÿ˜ŒDeveloped during t...
07/02/2024

Different colour combinations used in stencil-print (katazome) gives different seasons to the village๐Ÿ˜Œ

Developed during the 20th century in Kyoto, katazome is a traditional kimono-printing technique that is still used for fabric and paper. These richly-coloured papers are called Katazome-shi, printed by hand, one colour at a time. The pigments absorb deeply into the paper to produce long-lasting colour.

Paper in the image from left to right:
All Katazome-shi, 60g, 24 x 36โ€
-96W (yellow)
-104W (green)
-170W (blue)

Find more katazome-shi on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/paper/katazome-shi/

Secure your tickets before they're gone!๐Ÿƒ Paint on Washi & Create a Small Pouch workshopKonnyaku, paint, stitch, create!...
06/30/2024

Secure your tickets before they're gone!๐Ÿƒ Paint on Washi & Create a Small Pouch workshop

Konnyaku, paint, stitch, create! Spend a day with artist/instructor Loree Ovens and learn how to make your own painted washi pouch.

Sat, Sep 28, 2024
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
at The Japanese Paper Place

More info & tickets ๐Ÿ‘‰ Eventbrite (http://rb.gy/d7hspq)

Kyoseishi (ๅผทๅˆถ็ด™) means "strengthened paper" in Japanese. Machine-made base sheets are treated with konnyaku starch to str...
06/28/2024

Kyoseishi (ๅผทๅˆถ็ด™) means "strengthened paper" in Japanese. Machine-made base sheets are treated with konnyaku starch to strengthen, and add flexibility before they are crushed to create a crinkled surface. Ideal for packaging, bookbinding, box making, sewing, and lamp making.

-MOM1609 Kyoseishi Momo, 60g, 25x37", kozo sulphite mix
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/kyoseishi-momo-pink-615/

Are you busy preparing for your art exhibition or a special event? Don't forget to add our stunning guestbooks to your c...
06/27/2024

Are you busy preparing for your art exhibition or a special event? Don't forget to add our stunning guestbooks to your checklist! They are covered with our best-selling Chiyogami papers and lay flat when opened due to their sewn signatures, also, they serve well for journaling and sketching๐Ÿ’š

-GIF13404 Blank Book - Chiyogami Guestbook, 8 x 10"
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/blank-book-chiyogami-guestbook/

Kurotani  #63 Chiri White is a naturally white Heritage Washi with the charm of chiri (kozo bark flecks).It has a pleasi...
06/26/2024

Kurotani #63 Chiri White is a naturally white Heritage Washi with the charm of chiri (kozo bark flecks).

It has a pleasing, absorbent surface that takes colour and impressions well. The amount of bark flecking in this paper is minimal compared to other chiri papers, adding subtle interest without a lot of distraction. Suitable for larger works of printmaking such as silkscreen, relief print, collagraph, as well as drawing, sumi-e, and shodo.

-CHR1330 Kurotani #63 Chiri White, 24 x 38โ€, 100% Japanese kozo
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/kurotani-63-chiri-white-hw/

Let's go with chic and bold ๐Ÿ’…โœจ Chiyogami is silkscreen printed by hand, one colour at a time, with rich pigments careful...
06/25/2024

Let's go with chic and bold ๐Ÿ’…โœจ Chiyogami is silkscreen printed by hand, one colour at a time, with rich pigments carefully compounded by skilled artisans. Versatile and strong, this washi is perfect for product packaging, card making, bookbinding, and more!

Paper in the first image (from left):
All Chiyogami, 70g, 24 x 36โ€
-CHY1077
-CHY1008
-CHY308
-CHY10
Search the items with the product code on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/

This traditional Japanese pattern "shippou" originated in the Seven Treasures in Buddhism. Overlapped circles symbolize ...
06/24/2024

This traditional Japanese pattern "shippou" originated in the Seven Treasures in Buddhism. Overlapped circles symbolize the prosperity of good relationships, never-ending harmony and peace โ€” considered as valuable as the treasures.

Our Japanese translucent watermark tissues are delicate yet strong, resistant to fading, and the colours don't run when wet. Explore its timeless artistry and practicality for packaging, bouquet wrapping, window decoration, collage and invitation overlay.

-RYN13329 Shippou White, 18g, 21 x 31", 100% rayon-like cellulose
3 More colours (Blue, Smoke and Custard) available.
Find it here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/shippou-white/

TOAF () is just around the corner! We're thrilled to announce that The Japanese Paper Place is proudly sponsoring the Be...
06/22/2024

TOAF () is just around the corner! We're thrilled to announce that The Japanese Paper Place is proudly sponsoring the Best of Paper Award once more, and Nancy and Tara will be on the jury.

Join us for this incredible summer event and discover amazing washi artists. Say hi to Nancy and Tara when you're there!๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‘‹

Images:
1-3. Nancy and Tara visiting TOAF 2023
4. Last year's Best of Paper Award winner, Sandy Middleton Artist and her booth

More about TOAF ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://toaf.ca/
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Need an affordable washi but don't want to compromise on quality? Inshu Kozo 011 Ryudou is made from 100% Thai kozo and ...
06/21/2024

Need an affordable washi but don't want to compromise on quality?

Inshu Kozo 011 Ryudou is made from 100% Thai kozo and โ€œryudo" formation. This method uses a semi-mechanized mould and deckle process, where fibre distribution is aided by hand. The fibre is cooked with caustic soda, and formed sheets are dried on stainless steel.

Perfect for brush calligraphers and print artists who need many sheets to develop their works, also great for wet media such as sumi-e and watercolour drawing.

-CON11762 Inshu Kozo 011 Ryudou, 33g, 26.5 x 38", 100% Thai kozo
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ link in bio

New workshop alert ๐Ÿ“ฃ Paint on Washi & Create a Small PouchKonnyaku, paint, stitch, create! Spend a day with artist/instr...
06/20/2024

New workshop alert ๐Ÿ“ฃ Paint on Washi & Create a Small Pouch

Konnyaku, paint, stitch, create! Spend a day with artist/instructor Loree Ovens (.ovens) and learn how to make your own painted washi pouch.

Sat, Sep 28, 2024
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
at The Japanese Paper Place

More info & tickets ๐Ÿ‘‰ Eventbrite (http://rb.gy/d7hspq)

Check out one of our best-selling Sogara Yuzen designs: 1000 Cranes. Hand-silkscreen printed by Japanese artisans with p...
06/19/2024

Check out one of our best-selling Sogara Yuzen designs: 1000 Cranes. Hand-silkscreen printed by Japanese artisans with pigment-rich ink, this gorgeous washi can make a bold statement in your space as a poster or framed art. It's also perfect for bookbinding and box making.

-CHY9542 Sogara Yuzen 1000 Cranes, 70g, 24 x 36โ€
Find it here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/sogara-yuzen-1000-cranes/

Look what they made at the Exploring Backyard Cyanotypes on Washi workshop last Saturday๐Ÿ˜ Huge thanks to Liz Menard () f...
06/18/2024

Look what they made at the Exploring Backyard Cyanotypes on Washi workshop last Saturday๐Ÿ˜ Huge thanks to Liz Menard () for the amazing instruction, and to all the enthusiastic participants!

Here are some of the feedback:

"Liz is a great instructor and really encourages experimentation. The papers provided were fantastic to work with, and Paula was a super support!"

"A super fun day. Lots of information, good instruction and ample supplies of everything needed for the day."

Get more info about our workshops and events ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/all-events/

Kizuki Akamatsu is one of our precious handmade, solid colour washi made with 100% Japanese kozo. Because of its labor-i...
06/17/2024

Kizuki Akamatsu is one of our precious handmade, solid colour washi made with 100% Japanese kozo. Because of its labor-intensive process and cost of raw materials, many papermakers discontinued making solid colour washi, and sadly, this beautiful paper is no exception.

โ€œAkamatsuโ€ refers to Japanese red pine trees. Excellent for covering books, box making, painting, drawing, and printmaking.

-SCK2247 Kizuki Akamatsu, 50g, 25 x 37", 100% Japanese Kozo
โœ… This item is not available on our website due to limited quantity. Please contact us for inquiries.
email ๐Ÿ‘‰ [email protected]

Check out the stunning   for your inspiration๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ  This summerly piece is by Homer Moelchert, "Beach Still Life", 2002, Mat...
06/15/2024

Check out the stunning for your inspiration๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ  This summerly piece is by Homer Moelchert, "Beach Still Life", 2002, Matted watercolour on Seichosen Kozo paper.

-CON7626 Seichosen Kozo 55", 37g, 29.5 x 55", 100% Japanese kozo (Heritage Washi)
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/seichosen-kozo-55-hw/

Nancy and Peter are in Germany! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช They stopped by Blaupause in Leipzig and were absolutely blown away by the stunning s...
06/14/2024

Nancy and Peter are in Germany! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช They stopped by Blaupause in Leipzig and were absolutely blown away by the stunning store display and exquisite handmade notebooks.

Danke schรถn Alex for the warm welcome and for turning washi into these incredible products! ๐Ÿ“šโœจ
-Leipzig

At 90g, this heavier-than-most, robust washi is handmade in Kurotani, the oldest continuous paper-making village in Japa...
06/11/2024

At 90g, this heavier-than-most, robust washi is handmade in Kurotani, the oldest continuous paper-making village in Japan. The paper has a natural warm tone, and the slight sheen of the kozo fibre gives an expressive surface to the paper. It is strong enough for multi-coloured printmaking, drawing and painting with both oil and water-based medium.

Processed using traditional, non-chemical methods and 100% Japanese fibre, Kurtoani #6 qualifies as Heritage Washi for fine art and conservation use.

-CON13471 Kurotani #6, 90g, 24" x 35", 100% Japanese kozo
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/kurotani-6-hm-hw/

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Wednesday 9:30am - 4pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4pm
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From our Toronto, Ontario warehouse, we wholesale imported Japanese papers to resellers, manufacturers and artists around the world. Our facility includes a new 7500 square foot warehouse, a full-time cutter and production staff as well as our office area, workshop space and Artist Resource Centre by appointment or come without on Open Door Friday every week 12-5. We continue to host regular workshops at the warehouse, organized to offer instruction and inspiration in using the papers of Japan, so full of creative potential.


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