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Hyougu

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Hyogu, sliding doors utilizing washi.

1 - Washi paper is created from the bark fibres of the Japanese Kouzo Tree.

2 - The washing and rolling process takes great skill to produce a consistently flat roll of paper.

3 - During the washing process traditional Japanese tools are used.

4 - The whiteness of the paper comes through naturally, without bleaching or dyeing.

A paste is prepared from starch and water to apply the Washi. This natural paste makes the removal and replacement of Washi very simple when the paper needs replacing. There are three distinct parts to the installation process of Hyougu: First the measurements are taken, second the paper is fitted to the Hyougu, and finally the paper is attached to complete the Hyougu.