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."






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

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