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Japanese paper

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Japanese paper


Refers to various types of oriental handmade paper, particularly strong, handmade paper composed of long bast fibers such as the paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera), the gampi (Wikstroemia canascens) and the mitsumata (Edgeworthia papyrifera). Thin, translucent sheets of Japanese paper are often used as a reinforcing paper and hinges because of their strength, flexibility, and permanence. Specifically for paperlike material made from the pith of the rice paper tree, use "rice paper."


rice paper (Japanese paper)

paper, Japanese

Japanese papers

Japanese tissue

Japans papier

papier Japon


carta giapponese

papel japón


Narrower Terms

mulberry paper



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