One flat, 9" x 12" [approx.] sheet of Japanese, hand-screened chiyogami... mixed patterns of pink and white blossoms and traditional ochre, olive green and pink fan background with metallic gold accents.
These beautifully rich and vibrant patterns are silkscreened onto machine made sheets of mixed kozo. Made in Japan... the highest quality available... truly luxurious!
Also known as yuzen, many of the images depicted in these papers are symbolic: cranes for long life; bamboo for flexibility; plum blossoms and pine boughs for beauty and longevity.
Great for bookbinding, scrapbooking, jewelery making, greeting cards, invitations or any other craft projects.
I will ship internationally and will be happy to answer any questions.
If there is something you see that you would like more of or specific colours or patterns, please convo me to see what is available. I am happy to create a custom package!
Please note that shipping via Canada Post is more expensive that USPS. In some instances, twice the cost! Costs are calculated by box size AND weight. If shipping costs far exceed what I am charged at the post office. I will happily reimburse you the difference via paypal.
All albums and books are insured.
Paper is sent via regular post. If you would like to insure and track your paper, there is an additional cost. Just ask for it in your comments section and I will send you a paypal request for that amount.
While shipping from Canada is very reliable... sometimes, packages can be delayed due to weather, customs, etc. Please be sure to order with plenty of time as I can not guarantee exact delivery days.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
All albums and books are insured for loss and damage and covered in your shipping costs. Regular shipping on paper does not cover loss or damage but you may request this for an additional cost. Please inquire.
If you receive one of my albums or journals and are unhappy, please contact me. In some cases, they may be returned. Once received in saleable condition, I will reimburse you the cost of the album, minus the original shipping plus %18 restocking fee. Sale items are not returnable.
Cut paper is not returnable.
Important note on quality!! There are now several manufacturers who replicate Chiyogami using offset printing, a mechanical printing method used to produce large volumes of printed materials at low cost. Usually these papers have most colour layers applied at once, and then the gold detailing is added separately to make it look more authentic.
I stock ONLY the original, hand-silkscreened papers. I believe in the beauty and quality that comes with the handmade print, and support the manufacturers who take the time and effort to continue the tradition. While they may cost a little more, they are worth the difference. I have however seen the lesser quality paper sold at the same if not more than the original!
How can I recognize the real thing? Intense colour and resistance to fading. The pigment-based inks used in authentic Chiyogami create a distinctively intense colour that stands up well to fading and use.
Colour layers. You can often see or feel the different layers of colour applied on the base sheet.
Paste residue. On the back of each sheet of genuine Chiyogami you will often find a harmless paste residue. This comes from the papers being temporarily pasted to boards as they travel from one colour station to the next.
****Wholesale pricing is available on my spiral notebooks and journals.