Oriental Paper bush ( Mitsumata )

Paper bush

Paper bush

Paper bush

Edgeworthia papyrifera

I hear that this plant was used for a raw material of paper for a long time. It has a fine thread part. Maybe it was used for papermaking.
The paper made of this plant is valued as Japanese high-level paper.
I've made paper using paper mulberry or kenaf. They were interesting experience.
The paper that expert people make from this plant must be so fine and beautiful.
Though we can buy cheap paper today, their skill are our precious tradition.


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