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Sukizome

Sukizome

The process of adding the coloring pigment directly to the pulp during the sheet-forming process is called sukizome.

The colors obtained using this method are usually less vibrant. For more vibrant colors, the tsukezome/hitashizome (“soaking”) method is more effective. The video will introduced old Buddhist texts decorated with this technique.

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