In the late Fall as persimmon trees begin to bear fruit its time at Awagami to start thinking about 'Kakishibu' (natural persimmon tannin). This rich brown pigment has been used for waterproofing Japanese paper umbrellas since antiquity and these days, kakishibu has come back into fashion as an eco-friendly colorant for clothing and accessories. The covers of this book are hand-crinkled and brushed with kakishibu to reveal a lovely brown pattern. This traditional Japanese style stitched book features a hand-crinkled and dyed persimmon cover. Inside you will find 20 thick washi pages suitable for writing, drawing, collage, stamping, etc….Each book is unique and can be used either right-to-left (Japanese) or flip to use left-to-right (Western).
- Persimmon + Washi
- Handbound accordian-fold book for writing, drawing,stamping or scrapbooking