Seeing Japanese handmade paper get made is completely soothing

I don’t know exactly what’s going on but you see trees get chopped down and stripped and cooked and boiled and drained and dried and flattened and then transformed into pieces of paper that were all delicately made by hand. It’s a lovely process to watch, especially since it’s so damn soothing.

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Kuroyanagi Takashi made this video of the handmade paper of Kyoto Kurotani.

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charlesengasser
Charles Engasser

The anal retentive in me is screaming that they went from peeling the bark off and turning into something like shredded wood, directly to pressing the pulp without ever showing the intermeadiate stages.