Washi for Fusuma

Hon-Sekishu Paper

" Sekishu Banshi" has been registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is a Japanese paper made in the area of Iwami (Iwami region) in the western part of Shimane prefecture. Currently, only the four Chosen Craftsman made by the " Sekishu" Japanese paper cooperative are recognized as " Sekishu Banshi" paper. The raw material is Kozo(mulberry), Mitsumata, Ganpi, and Tororoaoi (Abelmoschus manihot) for Neri. It is finely lustrous and yet tough. It is the highest quality product used for underlaying cultural properties.

Sekishu Daiyou (Sekishu substitute)

It is a machine-made Sekishu substitute paper used as a lining paper for Fusuma (sliding doors) and Byoubu (folding screens) . Quality and price vary depending on raw materials and raw material composition.


This is 100% Kozo (mulberry) paper which imitate Hosokawa Washi produced by Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture, which has been selected as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.It is also used for sliding doors, folding screen underlays, wallpaper, and restoration overseas.  We have a wide range of thicknesses from 3momme (20g/㎡) to 7 momme (46g/㎡). It is a very strong paper with Korean long fiber mulberry and the skill of craftsmen, and can be used for folding screen hinges, torso, umbrella paper, and lanterns.


These paper used for fusuma (Sliding door) construction. There are two major type which " Chiri-Uke" made from old paper (mainly news paper) with grey color, and " Cha-Uke" made from Pulp with light brawn color. Both paper is surely necessary paper as the backing paper of " Fusuma", and very economical paper to use for reasonable and economical" Fusuma".