As for the Etchu Washi, as for the colored paper to be equal to than classic shoji paper, standard size Japanese paper, lantern, modern painting and calligraphic work, print paper and 100 kinds, multi-kinds are produced. In addition, tough paper mulberry is sold as printing picture artefact in the whole country.
Etchu Washi includes traditional paper for shoji sliding screens, calligraphy, and lanterns, as well as modern paper for books and printmaking. In total over 100 different kinds of paper including dyed paper are produced. Additionally, the tough kozo paper is also sold nationwide as processed items decorated with patterns.
How to make
In process of manufacture, dish simmered in of - paper mulberry boiling paper mulberry beats dakai carefully and we come, and papermaking (do) is similar to production centers such as drying of the whole country, but boils "study paper" and cultural assets repair paper to use on shoji of study architecture, lantern paper after it is snowy, and sarashi (we leave) did paper mulberry. In addition, we use various techniques such as dye dyeing, color dyeing for colored paper dyeing with vegetable dyes.
The production process begins with boiling the kozo, then beating it, making the paper, then letting it dry, which is the same way as paper is produced elsewhere in Japan, but the paper used for shoji screens for drawing room construction called "shoin-shi" and papers used to preserve cultural property, paper for lanterns, and more, uses kozo that has been bleached in the snow before boiling. Additionally, a variety of dyes including natural dyes, stain, and pigments are used to color the paper.