Hosokawa-shi, is a traditional Japanese handmade paper (Washi) that has been produced by the residents of Ogawa town in Saitama prefecture. In 1978 the Japanese government designated Hosokawa-shi as an important intangible cultural asset. Then in 2014 UNESCO recognised it as an intangible cultural heritage.
Hosokawa-shi is made from locally grown mulberry (kozo) shrubs and only using traditional methods and equipment. The paper is strong, soft, durable and unlike modern acid papers will not yellow over time from modern chemicals or bleach.
Hosokawa-shi is the perfect Japanese stationery gift, write a personal message on or a way to remember your memories.