Ichibei Iwano 

Ichibei Iwano

Mr. Ichibei Iwano IX, the Living National Treasure. He is the representative of the ninth generation, which has been producing a classic Japanese paper - washi, kizuki hosho - in the family workshop in Echizen.

The tradition of the handmade paper is more than a thousand years old, nevertheless it is still valid. The applied materials and technol...

Mr. Ichibei Iwano IX, the Living National Treasure. He is the representative of the ninth generation, which has been producing a classic Japanese paper - washi, kizuki hosho - in the family workshop in Echizen.

The tradition of the handmade paper is more than a thousand years old, nevertheless it is still valid. The applied materials and technology are as true with the original ones as possible. Only the kozo fibres are used and they come from the Japanese farms (Ibaraki prefecture), the process of dissolution of bark uses very weak base and the sheets are dried on planks of ginkgo tree. Paper made this way is extremely durable – graphic reproductions can be made more than 100 times on a single sheet. Such quality was appreciated by Pablo Picasso, who was using washi made by the father of Ichibei Iwano. Nowadays this paper is used by several renowned modern artists and the conservation studios of the largest museums.

For the Living National Treasure the production of handmade paper is not only work, but also the philosophy of life. It teaches patience, harmonious co-existence with nature and respect for tradition.

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Kizuki Hosho – the highest quality paper, hand-made, made by Ichibei Iwano – the Living National Treasure. Made in 100% of the Japanese kozo.

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Kizuki Hosho – the highest quality paper, hand-made, made by Ichibei Iwano – the Living National Treasure. Made in 100% of the Japanese kozo.

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The sample book contains 13 types of paper, including 7 plain (uniform in terms of composition and color) and 6 decorative.

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