GALLERY 6

Here are few pictures to illustrate the process of paper making described in the section 'Paper making'. These photos were taken by Mika YOSHIDA .



This is the starting material: Dried kozo and mitsumata
 

The dried kozo is soaked in water and later washed
 

Remove the black spots (leftover skin)
 

Cook in alkali solution (soda ash) for 2 hours and leave to rest until the next day





Detail of cooked kozo
 

The cooked kozo has been beaten and put in a blender to produce the pulp
 

After mixing the pulp wery well in plenty water, add neri and stir well the mixture
 

Sheet formation using Nagashisuki method





Detail of screen: third scoop, waving
 

Detail of sheet of paper about to be removed from the screen
 

Drying the individual sheets of paper on a glass panel
 

Curled dry sheets of paper





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