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Two pages of waka poems by Ōshikōchi Mitsune (859?-925?). 20cm height, 32cm wide. Silver, Gold, Color, and ink on suminagashi paper.

Silver, Gold, Color, and ink on suminagashi paper. From a copy of the Sanjurokunin Kashu or "Thirty-Six Immortal Poets" presented to the Emperor Shirakawa on his sixtieth birthday in 1118 C.

History of Suminagashi

Senior Book Conservation Coordinator Jae Carey discusses a recent book-conservation open house where fellow conservator Yukari Hayashida demonstrated two Japanese decorative paper techniques.