We are pleased to offer our new selection of Sierra/Diplomat style pen blanks cast in acrylic resin “Tube On” with Chiyogami rice paper. We are offering these unique blanks in lots of 4 blanks
We only buy paper from a US wholesaler that has ties to the traditional paper making families in Japan. These are not offset printed imitations but the true hand silkscreen and layered paper that has been produced in Japan for generations.
The word Chiyogami comes from the roots chiyo (thousand generation) and gami (paper). Chiyogami is Washi paper that has been hand stenciled or printed with traditional Japanese imagery using bright colors and patterns. Appearing during the Edo period, Chiyogami was traditionally used to craft paper object especially dolls. It gained tremendous popularity among origami fans because it offered a great visual presences and was less costly then some of the other Washi papers at the time.