I still remember the feeling, the sound, the texture of the washi paper, and the fun I had when I went to my grandmother’s house on summer vacation and tore the shoji screens with my fingers.
(And the fact that I was severely scolded afterward…).
All of these are precious memories of my childhood. However, these days, shoji screens are rarely seen.
I have few chances to touch Japanese paper in my daily life. I want children, who are interested in and want to touch everything, to touch and play with washi as much as they did when they tore shoji screens.
Therefore, we made washi into three-dimensional balls that everyone, from children to adults, can touch and enjoy, carefully made one by one by a washi-making craftsman in Ehime Prefecture.