Kyoto Nishijin Obi
Do you know about Nishijin Obi? Nishijin Haku refers to decorated Japanese paper used for a sash in the Nishijin region in Kyoto. Mr. Yamamori is an artisan who has made Nishijin Obi for about thirty years using a technique called Hikibaku. A sash is woven using thread-shaped stuff, which is colored by putting Haku (metallic foil) on strong Japanese paper and cut in 1mm width, as the weft and silk as the warp. Our Nishijin Haku is not a Nishijin Obi-like sheet but Nishijin Obi itself. A Nishijin Haku sheet with vivid and twinkling metallic foil that is made from plant-based Japanese paper is thin and a good material for processing.