Plain kozo paper is often used in monument rubbing, stenciling, dyeing, framing, book binding as well as sumi-e drawing, painting and brush calligraphy. The shoji roll makes a large variety of painting sizes possible from square to the traditional long narrow scroll composition.
Kozo is often chosen for collage, paper mache and marbling because it stays strong while wet. The fibers are translucent and can transmit light so Kozo paper is often used for lampshades and for shoji screens. The paper is thin enough to let light pass through it and it breathes allowing ventilation even when the screen panels are shut for warmth.
This roll of shoji paper is ideal for Sumi-e calligraphy, to repair a damaged panel on a shoji screen, or for designing your own custom shoji screen. This Kozo Shoji paper roll measures 11" wide and contains 60 feet of plain rice paper. Made in Japan.