Washi and the environment


Washi and the environment

Since the old days, Japanese paper has (and still is) predominantly been made from hemp, gampi, kozo and mitsumata plant fibers. These plants of the non-wooden or ÔÇťbastÔÇŁ fiber variety are all easily renewable resources growing to maturity within only one to just  a few years.

Paper in general

The wood pulp which is commonly used as a material for general paper is made by harvesting timbers.

Washi

Generally, kozo is harvested between December and January when all the leaves fell off. Kozo does not require to be loggedfrom the root and it can be harvested by cutting only branches. Since kozo grows approximately 3m in one year, it is possible to harvest from same tree in every year.

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