Paper has made it to Europe almost in the end of the Middle Ages, when it had already been known in China for more than a millennium. Traditional washi paper is made from the bark of gampi tree in Japan since the 8th century and is used for almost anything from fashion to furniture, and books, of course.
20th century was marked by Europeans’ rising interest in Japanese traditions, and use of Japanese materials, including washi paper, has increased here dramatically. New exhibition in The Proud Archivist gallery in East London focuses on Mino washi paper and will display fine contemporary uses of the material and traditions of making the Japanese paper.
Exhibition is open on November 12, 2015, from 8:00 to 22:30
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