Reference Literature related to Lauren Pearlman’s article, “The Unique Functions of Washi in Japanese Daily Life,” which appeared in the Summer 2007 issue of Hand Papermaking magazine.


Dominique Buisson, The Art of Japanese Paper: Masks, Lanterns, Kites, Dolls, Origami (Paris: Finest S.A./Éditions Pierre Terrail, 1992).

 Catalog of Banknote & Postage Stamp Museum (Tokyo: Ministry of Finance, Japan, 1996).

 Charles J. Dunn, Everyday Life in Traditional Japan (Boston: Charles E. Tuttle Publishing, 1972).

 Handbook on the Art of Washi (Tokyo: All Handmade Washi Association, 1991).

 Ann Herring, The World of Chiyogami: Hand-printed Patterned Paper of Japan (Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1987).

 The Japan Craft Forum, Japanese Crafts (Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1996).

 Kami to Nihon Bunka (Tokyo: NHK Citizen's College Journal, 1988).

 Susanna Campbell Kuo, Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil (New York: Weatherhill, Inc., 1998).

 Amaury Saint-Gilles, Mingei: Japan's Enduring Folk Arts (Tokyo: Fuji Bijutsu Inasatsu Company, Ltd.,1983).

 Yanagi Soetsu, Te no Shigoto Nihon (Tokyo: Iwanami Publishing Company, 1948).

 Yanagi Soetsu and Bernard Leach, The Unknown Craftsman, A Japanese Insight into Beauty (Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., revised edition 1997).