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  • Jill Littlewood
    Dear Ines, I was just sending along information in case anyone was interested. Hiromi is a great place to know about and to visit if you are in Santa Monica.
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 3, 2003
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      Dear Ines,

      I was just sending along information in case anyone was interested. Hiromi
      is a great place to know about and to visit if you are in Santa Monica.
      Their store is in Bergamont Station so you can shop for paper, have a great
      lunch, and visit wonderful galleries.

      Jill


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "monguio" <monguio@...>
      To: <bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 8:19 PM
      Subject: Re: [bookartsconnection] Fw: World of Washi Newsletter- Summer 2003


      > Thank you. but i don't know enough about paper to choose anything from
      that
      > list. any recommendations? are you ordering, aand if so what?
      >
      > ines
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Jill Littlewood" <jill@...>
      > To: <bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 01:07
      > Subject: [bookartsconnection] Fw: World of Washi Newsletter- Summer 2003
      >
      >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "maillist" <maillist@...>
      > > To: <jill@...>
      > > Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 11:15 AM
      > > Subject: World of Washi Newsletter- Summer 2003
      > >
      > >
      > > >
      > > > Dear Hiromi Paper.com Subscribers,
      > > > Thank you for signing up for our e-mail nesletter, it's the best way
      to
      > > keep informed about our new products, sales, and events.
      > > >
      > > > World of Washi Newsletter Summer 2003, Volume 9 No. 3
      > > >
      > > > IN THIS NEWSLETTER
      > > >
      > > > 1. MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORS
      > > > 2. DISCONTINUED PAPER: Mingei-shi-30% Off
      > > > 3. NEW ITEMS: Yatsuo, MM-18 Gampi Natural, KM-3-Shikoku Surface Gampi
      > > White, and more
      > > > 4. PRICES REDUCED
      > > > 5. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY ON LARGE TRIPLE THICK KOZO
      > > > 6. UPDATES ON SGC | AIC | BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP
      > > > 7. ARTICLE: REMBRANDT AND GAMPI by Bruce Meade
      > > > 8. UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
      > > > --------------------------------
      > > >
      > > > 1. MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORS
      > > >
      > > > Dear Member's Circle: Hello friends, welcome to another edition of the
      > > World of Washi! Hiromi and Silvia were busy attending annual conferences
      > and
      > > introducing some new papers and materials, (see bottom of this page for
      > more
      > > information). As always we received a very positive response as well as
      > > information necessary for us to determine which items to continue
      stocking
      > > and which to discontinue, which brings us to...
      > > >
      > > > 2. DISCONTINUED PAPER
      > > >
      > > > Our quest to provide the best quality papers from Japan continues.
      > Hence,
      > > we have replaced Mingei shi with Yatsuo papers. For those of you that
      use
      > > Mingei-shi papers on a regular basis, we do have stock left, and are
      > > offering them at a substantial discount: 30% Off. Place your orders soon
      > as
      > > supply is limited.
      > > >
      > > > 3. NEW ITEMS
      > > >
      > > > Yatsuo is a superior paper that is available in a large range of
      colors.
      > > We are stocking 24 colors plus white and natural. This paper is ideal
      for
      > > printmaking, bookbinding, collage, and other techniques. It is also more
      > > fade resistant and economical at $4.25 per sheet. Log on to our website
      to
      > > view range of colors that are available.
      > > >
      > > > MM-18 Gampi Natural is now available in a 25" x 38" sheet ($11.00) and
      > 38"
      > > x 10 yard roll ($158.00). We still stock the 38" x 74", at $32.00 per
      > sheet.
      > > This gampi paper is suitable for conservation and other printmaking and
      > chin
      > > colle uses.
      > > >
      > > > KM-3-Shikoku Surface Gampi White paper is an interesting paper machine
      > > made with two surfaces. The bottom surface is kozo while the top is
      gampi.
      > > It is ideal for digital printing, etching, woodblock, drawing, painting,
      > and
      > > many other techniques. The sheet is $8.20.
      > > >
      > > > Water Brushes- We introduced this new item at the recent AIC
      Convention
      > in
      > > Arlington and it was received with great enthusiasm. This is a great way
      > to
      > > cut hinges as the brush has a container for water. You can take it with
      > you
      > > where ever you go. Great for watercolor painting, sumi brush painting,
      and
      > > calligraphy. Comes in three tip sizes: Small, Medium and Flat.
      > > >
      > > > Natural Dyed Paper- A beautiful handmade paper created from 100% kozo
      > > grown in Nara Prefecture. It is dyed by traditional technique, using
      only
      > > the finest natural materials, insuring subtle color tones that are fade
      > > resistant. Natural dyes include: Light Cherry, Yellow Mimosa, Herb
      Green,
      > > Baby blue Indigo, and Akebi Grey. Size is 12.6" x 18", $10.00 per sheet.
      > > Samples available upon request.
      > > >
      > > > HPCR-CO Our very popular Haini roll has just been produced with a
      > natural
      > > ochre color tone making it ideal for use with aged documents. pH 7.3,
      > 5g/m2.
      > > Made in Kashi Mill, Kochi Prefecture, using only the highest quality
      kozo.
      > > This roll is made under special commission by the renowned Tokyo
      > Restoration
      > > Conservation Center (TRCC), and is available exclusively through H.P.I.
      in
      > > the U.S. 39" x 62m $350.00, 39" x 5m $43.00. Samples available upon
      > request.
      > > >
      > > > 4. REDUCED PRICES
      > > >
      > > > We have found a new source for Kozo Black Bark- $34.00 for 1 kilogram
      > > (natural fiber) and Neri- $5.00 for 50g (paper making agent) and are
      able
      > to
      > > reduce the prices.
      > > >
      > > > Kitakata Roll- we are overstocked on Kitakata rolls and are offering
      > them
      > > at 50% discount. While supplies last $40.00 per roll.
      > > >
      > > > MM-18 Gampi Natural- Large sheet 38" x 74", at new price $32.00 per
      > sheet.
      > > >
      > > > 5. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY ON LARGE TRIPLE THICK KOZO
      > > >
      > > > DHM-11 Three times thick Kozo with sizing. Great for all multimedia
      > uses.
      > > Made from Kozo and Pulp Mix. 47" x 106" White in tone. $87.00 per sheet.
      > We
      > > have a very limited supply on hand of perfect ones. We also have several
      > > that are slightly damaged for $50.00 each. Please call us for more
      > > information.
      > > >
      > > > 6. UPDATES ON SGC | AIC | BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP
      > > >
      > > > SGC-2003- Silvia attended this years Southern Graphics conference in
      > > Boston, MA. As always it is wonderful to meet teachers, students and
      > > professional printmakers. We introduced a great selection of printmaking
      > > papers and our digital papers were the star of the show. We look forward
      > to
      > > next year.
      > > >
      > > > AIC-2003
      > > > This year AIC held their conference in Arlington, Virginia. Both
      Hiromi
      > > and Silvia attended this years conference, which made it easier and more
      > > enjoyable. We introduced new conservation items including: Color Haini
      > Roll,
      > > Water Brushes, and Natural Dyed Paper. These items were received with
      > great
      > > enthusiasm by the conservators attending. This conference was a very
      > > rewarding experience and a great way to meet with clients one-on-one.
      Next
      > > year it is in Portland, Oregon.
      > > >
      > > > BOOK BINDING WORKSHOP
      > > > On May 18, Ann Toggenburger introduced us album making. This workshop
      > was
      > > very exciting as we learned how to bind using screw posts, board, cloth
      > and
      > > paper. Ann was a great instructor and made sure that all of the
      > > participants understood each step. All of the attendants left pleased
      with
      > > their own album creations. We will be inviting Ann back to teach a
      future
      > > workshop. Check page four for our current calendar of workshops.
      > > >
      > > > 7. ARTICLE
      > > >
      > > > REMBRANDT AND GAMPI by Bruce Meade
      > > >
      > > > The old man labors up the cobblestone street. He pulls his coat tight
      > > against the bitter wind knifing in from the North Sea. His eyes are
      > hopeful
      > > despite the fact he has buried two wives, his children, and lost his
      house
      > > to creditors. His name is Harmensz van Rijin Rembrandt and he is looking
      > for
      > > a sheet of paper.
      > > >
      > > > At the paper vendors shop he runs his sensitive fingers over fine
      German
      > > and French rag, as well as the Dutch oatmeal paper he has used in the
      > past.
      > > They are beautiful, but he needs something special. In his minds eye he
      > has
      > > a vision of a soft white sheet that will take the velvety ink of his
      > etching
      > > plate so that the print will seem bathed in light.
      > > >
      > > > The image will be a self portrait. A depiction of himself, a wrinkled,
      > > sagging, jowly old man. Humbled by loss and suffering, yet still able
      to
      > > stare out at the world with steadfast acceptance. A document of the
      > > enduring human spirit.
      > > >
      > > > He has already etched the image onto a copper plate. He will print
      only
      > > one impression, for he has learned that with his pioneering technique of
      > > drypoint the plate will not hold up to repeated use. Besides he is no
      > longer
      > > interested in appealing to a larger public through means of editions. He
      > > wishes only to produce one perfect print.
      > > >
      > > > But it seems he will be denied. None of the papers in the shop suit
      his
      > > needs, and compromise is not in his nature. He is about to depart when a
      > > glint of pearlescent white strikes his eye. The glow comes from a stack
      > of
      > > papers in a far corner of the crowded room. Rembrandt moves to this
      paper
      > > and caresses its silken surface.
      > > >
      > > > "From Japan" explains the shop keep, pointing out the strange, exotic
      > > stamps on the wrapping. Which, if they could read Japanese, would
      identify
      > > the paper as Gampi, hand made in Ohmi*. The Dutch have just signed a
      > treaty
      > > with the Shogun in Edo, making them the first western country to have a
      > > trade agreement with closed door Japan. And handmade paper, with it's
      long
      > > tradition of beauty and excellence, has been designated by the Shogun as
      > one
      > > of Japans' first exports. These sheets of Gampi were among the cargo
      > loaded
      > > on one of the first Dutch trade ships to ply the route from Yokohama to
      > > Amsterdam.
      > > >
      > > > Rembrandt expertly handles the paper. He feels intuitively it is right
      > for
      > > his needs. Though he pays dearly he does not care. Poverty does not
      > frighten
      > > him, he knows his time on this earth is short. All that counts now is
      the
      > > work.
      > > >
      > > > He returns to his studio, and in the thin, slanting light of late
      > > afternoon inks his etching plate. After dampening the sheet of Gampi he
      > > places it over the plate and turns the wheel of the press.
      > > > The paper responds beautifully, allowing the ink to create the subtle
      > > tonal transitions he has envisioned. So pleased is the aging master that
      > for
      > > the rest of his life he seeks out Gampi paper for his major drypoint
      > > etchings.
      > > >
      > > > Since the days of publishers clamoring to edition his work are long
      > gone,
      > > the old man simply stores the masterful self portrait in a box with a
      > > handful of others. A few years later, upon his death, the etching is
      given
      > > to a baker to settle a debt of a few gilders. Three hundred years later
      it
      > > sells at a New York City auction for One Million U.S. dollars.
      > > >
      > > > Rembrandt, like all true artists, remained open to the influences
      > swirling
      > > through his world. By taking advantage of the winds of political change
      > > blowing between Holland and Japan in the mid 17th century he became one
      of
      > > the first western printmakers to utilize handmade Japanese paper. Thus
      > > began a tradition that Hiromi Paper Int. is helping continue into the
      21st
      > > century, supplying contemporary artists with the highest quality Gampi
      > for
      > > their etching, chin colle, and digital printing projects.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > 8. UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
      > > >
      > > > This is a list of upcoming workshops hosted by Hiromi Paper
      > International,
      > > Inc. Some dates, times and Instructors are not yet confirmed, please
      check
      > > our website regularly for further information. To register please call
      our
      > > toll free number: 1-866-HPWASHI(479-2744). Workshops are normally held
      > in
      > > our retail shop in Santa Monica, except where listed.
      > > >
      > > > September 21, 2003 | PAPER MAKING with Hiromi Katayama
      > > > Join us again as we host our second Papermaking Workshop in Venice,
      CA.
      > > Hiromi Katayama will instruct us on making paper the traditional
      Japanese
      > > way. Two sessions available: 10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm. $45.00 per
      > > person. All skill levels.
      > > >
      > > > October 2003 | KITE MAKING hosted by The Drachen Foundation
      > > > The Drachen Foundation hosts another Kite making workshop at Hiromi
      > Paper.
      > > Join us as they illustrate some amazing-award winning kites and show how
      > to
      > > construct one. This is an exciting workshop and open to all skill
      levels.
      > > More information to come.
      > > >
      > > > November 2003 | Bookbinding
      > > > More information will be available in our next newsletter. Or log on
      to
      > > our website for updates.
      > > >
      > > > ________________________________________________________________
      > > > The World of Washi newsletter is published quarterly by Hiromi Paper
      > > Internaional, Inc., 2525 Michigan Avenue Bergamot Station Art Center,
      G-9
      > > Santa Monica, CA 90404 Tel: (310) 998-0098 Fax: (310) 998-0028
      > > e-mail: washi@... website: www.hiromipaper.com
      > > Editors: Hiromi Katayama and Silvia Capistran
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