Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Karacho's Karakami Woodblock-printed Paper

Established in kyoto in 1624, Karacho is Japan's only ‘karakami’ maker (woodblock-printed paper). Still in operation today, the Karacho workshop has been directed by members of the Senda family for 12 generations, preserving a Japanese tradition. The Sendas are the custodians of 650 hand-carved wooden blocks, made over
the centuries and they still use them to produce the karakami paper for which karacho is world famous.
some blocks are more than 200 years old - the oldest (with a checkered pattern of chrysanthemums), dates back
to 1792.
Read more about Karacho's Karakami here.

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