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
By MICHIYO SATO
August 10th 2013