Skip main navigation

Hurry, only 9 days left to get one year of Unlimited learning for £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more



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.

Materials introduced in the video:

This article is from the free online

The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now