In Japan, high quality washi paper has been made since the 7th century. Using fibers from locally fast-growing plants like kozo, mitsumata, ganpi and hemp, and adding no chemicals, washi paper is sustainable and eco-friendly.

It is a natural evolution that Senju, profoundly ifluenced by Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and painting, now turns to washi in order to create high quality, exclusive prints for the serious collector.

The Two Cranes Gallery have chosen renowned papermill Awagami in Tokushima Japan as their main source of washi. The Fujimori family have crafted strong and beautiful paper for eight generations, and curren Master Papermaker, Yoichi Fujimori, recently received a medal from the Japanese emperor Naruhito for his efforts in preserving washi heritage as well as rejuvenating this old traditional craft.

All prints are very high quality low editions, signed and numbered by the artist, and comes with a certificate of autenthicity.

Making washi paper. The process used today remains largely the same as in 17th century Japan.