Rakusui is made by sprinkling water on the washi surface during the production process. That is how the "holes" appear!
A traditional technique from the island of Shikoku in the south of Japan, where Rakusui is handmade roll by roll.
The Japanese flower designers call our Washi the best quality of Rakusui, as it tears into very long fibers, therefore turning into especially beautiful designs.
Rakusui Waterdrop Washi is 58,5 cm wide. We sell it in rolls with 15m length.
Draw a line with water, wait for some seconds, then tear the Rakusui Washi gently apart.
This technique preserves the long fibers which are typically for the Greengabes Rakusui.
added loosely into a flat shape
added densly into a fluffy surface
formed into a ball
forming sturdy sheets
creating fluffy sheets
cut into leaf shapes
round shapes, adding into a vertical stack
wired into design parts