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Washi Paper Dying: Ita Zome

During my visit to my mother’s chigiri-e class in Hilo, Hawaii, we were treated to a special demonstration by one of her students, John Tyler, who showed us the art of a particular type of Japanese paper dying called: Itazome 板染め – the first kanji is “ita” meaning board and the second is “so-me” meaning …

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