Japan

Takayama, Gifu. The light shining in the two rectangles looks like a projection, but it is just regular sunlight shining on the paper in an interesting way.

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Echizen Washi. Making a sheet of paper.

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Echizen, Fukui. Festival celebrating the paper goddess.

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Mino, Gifu. Akari Art Festival of paper lanterns.

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Kyoto. Paper windows at Sanjusangendo.

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Kyoto. Showroom of washi artist Eriko Horiki. The same paper looks either textured on untextured, depending on how it is lit. This sheet of paper is much taller than a person.

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Formation aid and paper making machine at Hidaka Washi, manufacturer of the thinnest paper in the world.

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Dried kozo and mitsumata, and a living mitsumata plant.

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Preparing plant fibers and making paper at Kamikoyawashi

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