Karasuyama Tesuki-washi (Karasuyama handmade Japanese paper)

History (Origins)

Karasuyama Tesuki-washi is said to date back to the 8th century.

Characteristics (Techniques and Materials)

This paper is made by hand using kozo (paper mulberry) as the main ingredient.   Varieties include hodomura-shi, santome-gami, oshie-gami and some-gami.  Karasuyama Tesuki-washi was designated by the national government as an intangible cultural property in 1977.