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The Japanese Paper Place

Explore a wonderful selection of papers from The Japanese Paper Place including highly decorative patterned papers that could be artworks in their own right, tissues papers, paper packs, shoji paper and a variety of other papers for drawing, printing, painting and craft making. Traditional Japanese paper is known as washi, wa- meaning Japanese and -shi meaning paper and is made from long inner fibres of plants. The Japanese Paper Place has a skilful team with a passion for the versatility of Japanese paper that they want to share with the world.

The Japanese Paper Place was started by Nancy Jacobi in 1982 in Toronto. Nancy was originally selling these beautiful Japanese papers to bookbinders and artists from the boot of her car but now the company has 20,000 square foot warehouse that supplies thousands of different papers to countries all over the world. Their range includes origami papers, shoji and decorative papers, Chiyogami papers and more - all in a stunning range of colours and patterns.

Chiyogami papers are highly decorative, patterned pieces created using silk screen priting. Traditionally this paper was made by farmers using woodblock printing and then hung in houses for decoration, used to make paper boxes or dolls. The patterns and symbols on these Japanese papers were inspired by the luxurious kimonos and their rich colours and imagery. Nowadays the wide range of Chiyogami papers are made in various family run studios across Japan where they are hand silk screened, with each colour layer needing its own screen and drying time to slowly building up the intricate designs. Once complete the versatile Chiyogami papers are used to create many different artworks and crafts from bookmaking and creative cards, to artworks and collage. Explore this wonderful range of pattern Japanese paper for yourself and see what your imagination can do with it.

If you feel spoilt for choice with these papers then we also stock The Japanese Paper Place packs which include a selection of different patterned, plain and tissue papers that work well together. There are mega mix and mini mix packs available, which are great as a starter pack or introduction to Japanese paper, and the Washi Potluck pack which includes a collection of handmade papers made from one of three plants - gampi, kozo (mulberry) or mitsumata.

The Japanese Paper Place also has Shoji papers which are used for the wooden lattice screens or sliding doors as a way of providing privacy and still allowing soft light to come through. These are great for interiors designers, artists and crafts people alike.

Japanese Tool - Baren Bamboo Large 4 Japanese Tool - Baren Bamboo Large 4" Diameter
£5.70
3 in stock
Traditional Printmaking Tool - Japanese Baren made from bamboo Product code: CSS7777 Weight: 1g Size Imperial: 4" diameter Size Metric: 10cm diameter Traditional bamboo leaf baren recommended for for woodblock and other relief printing techniques.
Kozuke Ivory Paper Pack x 10 (8.5 Kozuke Ivory Paper Pack x 10 (8.5"x11")
£7.99
33 in stock
Japanese Paper Kosuke Paper Ivory Pack of 10 sheets 8.5" x 11" (Sized Papers) 44gsm 10 pieces of authentic Japanese papers made from renewable plant fibres. Perfect for small works on paper this Kozuke White (Shoji Paper) is a versatile, good quality kozo paper sheet great for a variety of uses including painting, drawing, and printmaking. Also recommended as a shoji paper(In modern Japan, shoji m…
Kozuke White Paper Pack x 10 (8.5 Kozuke White Paper Pack x 10 (8.5"x 11")
£7.99
43 in stock
Japanese Paper Kosuke Paper White Pack of 10 sheets 8.5" x 11" (Sized Papers) 44gsm 10 pieces of authentic Japanese papers made from renewable plant fibres. Perfect for small works on paper this Kozuke White (Shoji Paper) is a versatile, good quality kozo paper sheet great for a variety of uses including painting, drawing, and printmaking. Also recommended as a shoji paper(In modern Japan, shoji m…
Love Our Planet Natural Paper Pack 10 Sheets Assorted 8.5 x 11 Love Our Planet Natural Paper Pack 10 Sheets Assorted 8.5 x 11
£8.80
£7.50
8 in stock
Love our Planet Natural Papers - 10 Pieces 8.5" x 11" made from renewable plant fibres Assorted natural tones with fibres or specks showing Japanese paper, 10 sheets of authentic natural paper made from renewable plant fibres. Assorted potluck pack. 10 x 8.5x11 pieces of natural Japanese papers Crafted by papermakers using methods based on a 1400-year-old tradition of respect for the environment.…
Tomoe River Cream Calligraphy 52g 8.5 Tomoe River Cream Calligraphy 52g 8.5" x 11" Pack of 25
£8.49
13 in stock
NEW Tomoe River Cream Japanese Paper 52gsm - Pack of 25 Sheets 8.5" x 11" Beautiful to write on, brilliant for calligraphy, fountain pen users and for marker pens this heavily sized paper is very smooth and even. In Japan the paper is mainly used for offset printing but artists have now discovered it! This Japanese Paper is machine made and very similar to the paper used in Moleskine notebooks. Ne…
Japanese Notebook Duo Pack 6 Japanese Notebook Duo Pack 6" x 3" - Tomeo Paper Pages
£9.75
1 in stock
Landscape Duo of Blank Books or Sketchbooks Mini 6" x 3" Includes 50 sheets of Tomoe River Paper with Japanese Linen Cover Tomeo Japanese paper sheets which are recommended for calligraphy, pen and ink.
Washi Paper Pack - Patterns And Plain x 24 Washi Paper Pack - Patterns And Plain x 24
£19.50
3 in stock
Washi Paper Pack - Washi Assorted 'Luxe' Mosaics & Plain Papers - 24 Pieces Japanese Washi paper, 24 pieces of the equisitely handmade Japanese Papers. Crafted from natural plant fibres, using traditional techniques developed over 1400 years, these handsome handmade papers are the finest being produced in Japan today Each piece is made from the inner bark of one of three plants: kozo (mulberry), g…
Adhesive Starch Based Yamato 220g for Washi Paper Adhesive Starch Based Yamato 220g for Washi Paper
£6.40
4 in stock
Japanese Adhesive - Starch Paste Yamato - Natural Flour base Product code: CSS2160 Weight: 220g This tapioca starch paste is an excellent adhesive for working with washi. It will not alter the character of papers like other glues can, maintaining the translucence and supple surface of washi. In a squeezable tube, this paste is ready to use.
Chine Colle Blue Paper Assortment 6 Chine Colle Blue Paper Assortment 6" x 8.5"
£12.99
6 in stock
Chine Colle Paper Pack Assortment Variations of blue tones 7 pieces of translucent Japanese Papers Perfect for chine colle, collage and layering. Most pieces 8.5" x 11"
Chine Colle Green Paper Assortment 6 Chine Colle Green Paper Assortment 6" x 8.5"
£12.99
3 in stock
Chine Colle Paper Pack Assortment Variations of green tones 7 pieces of translucent Japanese Papers Perfect for chine colle, collage and layering. Most pieces 8.5" x 11"
Chiyogami  Paper 093C Floral And Pontillism Line Patterns - Grey, White And Gold Chiyogami Paper 093C Floral And Pontillism Line Patterns - Grey, White And Gold
£3.75
In stock
Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 093C - Floral and pontillism line patterns, white and gold on warm grey background Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used i…
Chiyogami Cover Landscape Sketchbook 4 Chiyogami Cover Landscape Sketchbook 4"x8" - Floral Pattern
£9.00
1 in stock
Landscape Chiyogami-covered Blank Sketch Book Chiyogami paper cover has floral patterns These satisfyingly hefty 4x8" blank books are made with cream bond paper, perfect as a guest book, sketch book - or turn it vertically to write even to-do lists in style!
Chiyogami Paper 1004c Birds - White Storks with Gold/Silver on Dark Red Chiyogami Paper 1004c Birds - White Storks with Gold/Silver on Dark Red
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 1004c Birds - White storks on a deep red background with  attractive patterns and a spattering of gold and silver. Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimono…
Chiyogami Paper 1007c NEW Willow pattern Gold on Warm Grey Chiyogami Paper 1007c NEW Willow pattern Gold on Warm Grey
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 1007c NEW - This beautiful paper is a contemporary take on the willow pattern with gold on a warm grey background. Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimono…
Chiyogami Paper 1016c NEW Floral - Blue/White & Gold on Royal Blue Chiyogami Paper 1016c NEW Floral - Blue/White & Gold on Royal Blue
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 1016c NEW - This beautiful paper features gold markings with white and blue flowers on a royal blue background. Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos.…
Chiyogami Paper 192C Floral - Coral Blossom, Gold On Warm Cream Chiyogami Paper 192C Floral - Coral Blossom, Gold On Warm Cream
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 192C - Floral Block Print, Coral and pink with gold on warm white background 70gsm Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used i…
Chiyogami Paper 203 Floral - Silver On Warm Light Grey Chiyogami Paper 203 Floral - Silver On Warm Light Grey
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 203C - Metallic silver daisy pattern on warm light grey background Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used in Chiyogami have…
Chiyogami Paper 503 Floral - Coral, Pink Blossom, Gold On Duck Egg Background Chiyogami Paper 503 Floral - Coral, Pink Blossom, Gold On Duck Egg Background
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 503C - Floral Coral and Pink Blossom with Gold on Duck Egg Blue Background Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used in Chiyog…
Chiyogami Paper 619 Floral - White Blossom, Gold On Lilac Chiyogami Paper 619 Floral - White Blossom, Gold On Lilac
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 619C - White blossom, gold on lilac background Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used in Chiyogami have an intense colour a…
Chiyogami Paper 711 Paisley - Blue & Green Chiyogami Paper 711 Paisley - Blue & Green
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 711 Paisley Pattern - Blue and Green with added white pattern. Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used in Chiyogami have an…
Chiyogami Paper 74C Floral - White Blossom, Steel Blue Chiyogami Paper 74C Floral - White Blossom, Steel Blue
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 74C - White blossom with tree branch design on a steel blue background Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used in Chiyogami…
Chiyogami Paper 808C Scallop Pattern - Gold Dots On Turquoise Chiyogami Paper 808C Scallop Pattern - Gold Dots On Turquoise
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 808C - Gold dots on turquoise background Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used in Chiyogami have an intense colour and it…
Chiyogami Paper 820 Scallop Pattern - White Dots On Yellow Chiyogami Paper 820 Scallop Pattern - White Dots On Yellow
£3.75
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Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 820C - White dots on bright yellow background Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used in Chiyogami have an intense colour an…
Chiyogami Paper 829C Birds - Cranes on Black With Gold Chiyogami Paper 829C Birds - Cranes on Black With Gold
£3.75
Japanese Paper Decorative Silkscreen Chiyogami 829C - Cranes and gold on black background Chiyogami papers, also called Yuzen, are fabulous traditional block prints silkscreened onto 70gm weight machine made paper which is a mixture of kozo and sulphite. They will remind you of the wonderful textile patterns of Japanese kimonos. The pigment-based inks used in Chiyogami have an intense colour and i…

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