Washi : The Art of Japanese Paper, Paperback Book


Washi, or Japanese handmade paper, has long held a central role in Japanese culture.

The rich history and striking diversity of washi are explored in this extensively-illustrated book through images and discussion of two washi collections.

The juxtaposition of examples from the 19th-century Parkes collection held in the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a contemporary Kyoto-based collection provides a compelling overview of the decorative motifs and techniques used in this thousand-year-old Japanese art form and craft.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 100 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens
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  • Category: Decorative arts
  • ISBN: 9781842464861



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