Kyogi, these are 100% natural, unbleached, thinly shaved sheets "akamatsu", "red pine", botanically Pinus densiflora, original products from Japan, traditionally used for food wrapping. Seen by European eyes, it has a Scandinavian touch with its light wooden color and mat surface.
Kyogi can be rolled, twisted, cut, teared, stenciled, painted on, tinted, dyed, glued and stapled into many shapes. It allows your creativity to run wild! Kyogi is a natural material which changes with the seasons. Not any bunch is the same, but actually this is what makes Kyogi so beautiful: the variations of shades and tones.
We offer Kyogi as loose sheets and in bunches.
Kyogi A are from northern Japan. They are sturdy in their habit, not transparent and dense. Easy to cut and to form into creative shapes.
The size of one sheet is: 48cm length, 15cm width.
We sell Kyogi A as bunches and as loose sheets.
Kyogi B comes from Kyushu. It is extremely thin, as thin as paper. The most distinguishing characteristic of Kyogi B is its translucency.
Kyogi B is available in one size: 42cm length, 12cm width.
Kyogi B is sold as bunches and as loose sheets.
as a cover
as flat rolls
cut and added to a star
as traditional food tray
cut in squares
to paint on
as a lantern
in long stripes
wrapping for sweets like taiyaki
traditional as natto wrapping