Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The paper making continues at Awagami

Once the Kozo is cooked then it has to be cleaned, another painstaking process where attention to detail is all important. The the fibre is beaten with a mallet unit it floats like clouds in a dish of water.
The team at Awagami let us start our paper forming on some previously beaten pulp to get our hand in before forming our own hand beaten pulp into sheets. Remembering to breath and relax while forming sheets is an important point to hold close!
Sheet forming is different to the western method,  using the su keta allows you to make very beautifully fine paper .
emptying the cooker

Sensai beating Kozo Japanese style 
cleaning the fibre
Mr Fujimorisan demonstrates the correct method

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