A collection of handmade papers made in my leisure time during an exchange semester spent in Tokyo, Japan. I also happened to travel to the Ibaraki prefecture in southern Japan famous for its Washi production. Washi is a centuries old traditional practice of paper making in Japan using barks of trees such as the Kozo (Paper Mulberry), Mitsumata and Gampi etc. mixed with Neri, a gum obtained from the roots of the acacia plant.
All the samples explore the technique of lamination of different layers of pulp. This makes it possible to keep leaves and other materials intact within the paper. It also leads to an interesting effect when the sample is held against light.