August 13, 2013

Kaishi is a traditional tissue paper used with kimono, sweets and the tea ceremony

Picture: Japanese tea & manju dessert

"Kaishi is a type of tissue paper that is folded and tucked inside the kimono, giving it its alternate name, "futokoro-gami" (bosom paper). It has historically been used to store sweets, take notes or clean the rims of tea bowls and other objects used during Japan's famous tea ceremony ritual."

KYOTO GOES KAWAII: PyonPyonDo 'washi' shop offers traditional multi-purpose 'kaishi' paper
August 10th 2013
Asahi Shimbun

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