Our first Musubi Labs release features an out-of-production paper from the golden age of Japanese papermaking. Made entirely from an unbleached, 100 per cent Japanese bamboo pulp, this paper has, unusually, no mix-ins of any sort — no wood pulp, no cotton rag, and no other adulteration whatsoever. The end result is a mediumweight, light brown paper with a warm tone and, courtesy its 100% bamboo fibre construction, an extreme capacity to absorb and retain ink — depending on your choice of inks and washes, multiple layers of dye can be applied to the paper without any fibre-lifting behaviour or bleedthrough to the other side.
As such, while still suitable for day-to-day writing, this paper truly shines when used for art. Sketch, doodle, draw and wash to your heart’s content on one of the most unusual papers you’ll ever encounter.