Today’s Miniature Monday is for all you paper lovers out there. This wooden box holds six gorgeous books on papermaking: Washi tour ’83 : an American perspective by Trudy S. Guinee, Shiroishi shifu paper fabric having a 300-year tradition by Nobumitsu Katakura, Papermaking in Micronesia: tropical paper from Guam plants by Barbara Moon Boertzel, Cannabis Press : experimental and primitive papermaking through an old-fashoned life style by Asao Shimura, Early Japanese papermaking : Nagashi-zuki from around A.D. 800 by Seishi Machida, and Indigo dyeing by the natural fermentation method by Asao Shimura. Each book is made from mitsumata paper, and features samples of other papers as well as examples of dyes, wood cuts and illustrations. These books are both highly informative and extremely well-made.
[Six miniature books on papermaking in Japan and Micronesia. Kasama, Japan: Cannabis Press, 1984. Edition of 330.
Special Collections Smith Miniatures Collection TS1109.S49 1984