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Dr. Shiroto, I must say, there is such a wide variety of different materials and techniques to make washi. Absolutely. What I have explained so far is just the basic process. There are literally countless varieties. But what is that? This is a calligraphy album (known as kohitsu tekagami, or, “calligraphy mirrors”), a collection of samples of beautiful writing taken from various books. It’s a very rare miniature example entitled Kotekagami (Old Calligraphy Mirror). It contains about 100 different samples from the 8th to the 16th century. Even at a quick glance, you can see the great variety of papers that it includes. Indeed. Besides white paper, there is color paper, paper decorated with gold or silver.
Our theme for Week 3 is decorated papers and we will study various different decoration methods using actual period examples.






Step1.1で説明したように、「詳しく見る」と表示されているリンクをクリックすると、書籍の情報と画像をより大きなサイズで見ることができます。 このリンクをクリックすると、選択した本を詳しく見ることができます。

リンク先に移動してから、下の図に示すように、「Click to Zoom image」をクリックすると、高解像度の画像で書籍を見ることができます。

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