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Kira Karacho Patterned Stationery Book

Author(s):
KIRA KARACHO
Price:
2,300 yen (JPY)
Language:
In Japanese and English
Size:
132 × 210 × 19 mm, 368g
Pages:
216
Binding:
softcover
Release date:
20200729
ISBN:
978-4-86152-796-8 C0070

A tear-out book of stationery sheets featuring traditional patterns from a venerable Kyoto studio.

As the successor to Karacho, a Kyoto establishment founded some four centuries ago in 1624, Kira Karacho is the only maker of karakami decorative woodblock-printed paper that can claim to have been in the business since premodern times. From its work with traditional sliding doors and wallpaper to the restoration of cultural artifacts to the creation of contemporary art pieces, the company dedicates itself to conveying the endlessly variable beauty of karakami to the world; each pattern on its karakami is painstakingly hand-printed and communicates a special message such as the hope for peace or good luck. Thirty of those patterns handed down in Kyoto over the centuries figure in this gorgeous little book of ninety-six sheets that can be detached and used as letter paper.

 

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