Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Beautiful washi stationery by TOSAWASHI PRODUCTS

TOSAWASHI PRODUCTS Letterpress Grid Washi Paper (15 Sheets) - can be used for gift wrapping.

TOSAWASHI PRODUCTS Letterpress Washi Letter Set

TOSAWASHI PRODUCTS Washi Paper Japanese Receipt Book

We are so thrilled to have the beautiful Japanese washi stationery brand TOSAWASHI PRODUCTS in our selection at UGUiSU online store.

TOSAWASHI PRODUCTS is a new Japanese stationery brand founded by 2 Japanese designers from Tosa, a province in Kochi prefecture in Shikoku island which is known as the land of paper being the main producing center of both material plants and handmade paper in Japan. Type of washi made in this region is called Tosa-washi and is one of the 3 major washi papers that have been traditionally produced.

Tosa-washi is mainly used for wall papers or screens (shoji, fusuma, etc) for interior of traditional style housing or for restoring traditional buildings. The two designers Ayako Yoshioka and Naoya Takemura started this stationery brand with "washi for daily use" as a concept so that people can make good use of tosa-washi papers in everyday scenes. However, carefully handmade washi papers are pretty expensive and is not so easy to make products with these papers to be used casually. So what the two designers did is to use machine made washi where possible (like inside paeprs) and use handmade better quality washi for the cover of the product so that people can enjoy both textures of handmade and machine made washi, and this way the price of each product can be kept to fairly reasonable price.

Some items are letter-pressed, some are so beautiful to feel and to write on, all very simple and lovely packaging....
I hope that many of these washi items will travel around the world through UGUiSU and be used in many people out there!