One of the Awagami signature printmaking paper using Philippine Gampi as a main material.
Kitakata has a subtle gloss yet surprisingly soft surface. This paper is dense making it ideal for many types of printmaking techniques but especially for lithography.
Weights & colours: 36gsm cream (Kitakata), 36gsm green (Kiatakata Green)
Manufacturer: Awagami Factory
Composition: 90% gampi fiber - 10% wood pulp
Edges: Handmade, 4 deckle edges
Worldwidely famous for the quality of its papers, Awagami Factory can trace its papermaking roots back to 1825.
In 1984 Minoru Fujimori was honored as a Master Craftsman and awarded the medal for Technical Excellence in recognition of his efforts to preserve the art of making Awa Washi ( paper from Tokushima).
Since then, his son Yoishi and the family are proud to continue the papermaking tradition, this most ancient and honorable Japanese craft.